Double Majors and Dual Degrees

Classics at the University of Arizona collaborates with other units to make it easier for students to graduate with double majors and/or dual degrees. Through special agreements, some courses can count for both degrees, allowing students to complete two majors within four years and be more marketable graduates on the global job market.

Even outside of these particular combinations, students who pursue a double major in Classics and another discipline often have the opportunity to double-count two or more courses toward the completion of both majors. Check with your advisors for more information.

Students earning double majors stand out to employers and graduate and professional schools as having a more comprehensive education providing the skills to think creatively, navigate complex projects, take initiative, provide innovative solutions, lead collaborative teams and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

POPULAR COMBINATIONS FOR CLASSICS STUDENTS

Click the tabs below to see agreements allowing students to share some course requirements for the following double major/dual degree combinations, and/or double major completion plans:

Classics and Anthropology Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Classics and Anthropology may take up to 6 credit hours (2 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

ANTH/CLAS double majors may double-dip up to 6 credits (2 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • CLAS/ANTH 300 - The Classical Ideal in 1930's Art
  • CLAS/ANTH 313 - Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • CLAS/ANTH 338 - Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS/ANTH 340A - Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS/ANTH 341 - Mediterranean Craft Technologies & Environmental Strategies: Past & Present
  • CLAS/ANTH 343 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
  • ANTH/CLAS 349 - Archaeological Evidence for Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • CLAS/ANTH 350A - The Archaeology of Ancient Athletics
  • CLAS/ANTH 400 - Topics of Egyptology
  • CLAS/ANTH 420 - Archaic Greek Sanctuaries
  • CLAS/ANTH 430 - Ancient Greek Technology
  • CLAS/ANTH 443 - Archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece
  • ANTH/CLAS 446A - Mapping Ancient Cities
  • CLAS/ANTH 452 - Etruscan Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS/ANTH 454 - Greek and Roman Sculpture: Symbols and Society in Antiquity
  • CLAS/ANTH 462 - Classical and Controversial: Critical Debates in Classical Antiquity
  • CLAS/ANTH 463 - Classical Field Archaeology
  • ANTH/CLAS 464 - Archaeology of Greek Religion and Ritual
  • CLAS/ANTH 465 - Greek Pottery: Craft and Society in Ancient Greece
  • ANTH/CLAS 474 - Archaeometry: Scientific Methods in Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS/ANTH 477 - Greek Architecture
  • CLAS/ANTH 478 - The Edges of Empire: Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

Classics and Communication Double Major

Are you a Communication major planning to study abroad in Italy? Make the most of your experience and double major in Classics! Study abroad in Orvieto provides opportunities to fulfill COMM and CLAS credits.

6-semester plan for a Communication and Classics Double Major:

Year One

Fall Semester
  • Comm 101
  • SBS 200
  • Lat 101 or GRK 101
  • CLAS elective
Spring Semester
  • COMM 228
  • COMM 300
  • LAT 102 or GRK 102
  • CLAS elective

Year Two

Fall Semester
  • COMM Skills Course
  • COMM Theory Course
  • LAT 201 or GRK 201
  • CLAS elective
Spring Semester
  • COMM Theory Course
  • COMM elective
  • LAT 202 or GRK 202 (completes language requirement for BA)
  • CLAS elective

Year Three

Fall Semester
  • COMM Theory Course
  • COMM elective
  • CLAS 301A
  • CLAS elective
Spring Semester
  • COMM Theory Course
  • COMM Theory Course
  • CLAS 301B
  • CLAS elective

Classics and History Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Classics and History may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

HIST/CLAS double majors may double-dip up to 12 credits (4 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • HIST/CLAS 204 - Ancient History: Greek History
  • HIST/CLAS 205 - Ancient History: Roman History
  • CLAS/HIST 313 - Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • HIST/CLAS 403A - History of Greece: Democracy, War, and Empire in the 5th Century BCE
  • HIST/CLAS 403B - History of the Hellenistic World
  • HIST/CLAS 403C - Social & Cultural History of Classical Greece
  • HIST/CLAS 404A - History of Rome: The Republic to the Death of Caesar
  • HIST/CLAS 404B - History of Rome: The Empire through the Reign of Constantine the Great
  • HIST/CLAS 404C - Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Propaganda

Classics and Philosophy Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Classics and Philosophy may take up to 10 credit hours (3 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

PHIL/CLAS double majors may double-dip up to 10 credits (3 courses) for both majors from the following courses:

  • PHIL/CLAS 260  - Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL/CLAS 412  - Readings in Greek Philosophy
  • PHIL/CLAS 470  - Greek Philosophy
  • PHIL/CLAS 472A  - Ancient Philosophy (Plato)
  • PHIL/CLAS 472B  - Ancient Philosophy (Aristotle)
  • GRK or LAT: Up to 4 credits in GRK or LAT at the 200 level or higher. A Philosophy advisor will determine if the content has enough philosophy to count toward the Philosophy major.

Classics and Religious Studies Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Classics and Religious Studies may take up to fifteen credit hours (five courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  These 15 credit hours can count toward the “Electives” and/or “Languages” part of the Classics major and toward the emphasis, global religions, and/or elective parts of the Religious Studies major (emphases could include Mediterranean Religions, Biblical Texts and Contexts, or other Classics-related emphasis).  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

CLAS/RELI double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (five courses) for both majors from the following courses:

  • RELI 280 - Introduction to the Bible: New Testament
    (Can count toward the Classics major only for double majors in Classics and Religious Studies)
  • CLAS/RELI 305 - Greek and Roman Religion
  • CLAS/RELI 306 - The Transformation of Society: Christianity in the Greco-Roman World
  • CLAS/RELI 313 - Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • CLAS/RELI 348 - Myth & Archetype
  • CLAS 400 - Topics in Egyptology (has substantial content on Ancient Egyptian religion)
  • CLAS/RELI 401A - Early Christian Literature: Greek Texts
  • CLAS/RELI 401B - Early Christian Literature: Latin Texts
  • CLAS/RELI 420 - Archaic Greek Sanctuaries
  • CLAS/RELI 464 - Archaeology of Greek Religion and Ritual
  • RELI 481 - Jews in the Roman Empire
  • One Greek or Latin language course at the 200 level or higher. (Can count toward the RELI major only for double majors in Classics and Religious Studies)

Classics and World Literature Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Classics and World Literature may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

WLIT/CLAS double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from the following courses:

  • CLAS 301A - The Literature of the Ancient Greeks: From Homer to the Novel
  • CLAS 301B - The Literature of the Ancient Romans: Latin Literature in English Translation
  • CLAS 342 - The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic Tradition
  • CLAS 346 - Ancient Greek Drama
  • CLAS 351 - The City Unmasked: Roman Comedy & Tragedy in its Cultural Context
  • CLAS 352 - The Ancient Novel
  • CLAS 353 - Heroes, Gods, Gore: Roman Epic in its Cultural Context
  • GRK 422 - Readings in Greek Drama
  • GRK 424 - Advanced Greek: Homer
  • GRK 433 - Readings in Ancient Greek Poetry of the Archaic and/or Hellenistic Period
  • LAT 413 - Augustan Literature
  • LAT 415 - Latin Love Elegy
  • LAT 421 - Latin Literature of the Imperial Age
  • LAT 430 - Roman Drama

 

OTHER DOUBLE MAJOR COMBINATIONS POPULAR WITH STUDENTS INCLUDE:

  • Classics and Biochemistry
  • Classics and Biology
  • Classics and Chemistry
  • Classics and Creative Writing
  • Classics and Economics
  • Classics and English
  • Classics and Geography
  • Classics and Italian
  • Classics and Law
  • Classics and Microbiology
  • Classics and Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Classics and Performance
  • Classics and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law
  • Classics and Physiology
  • Classics and Political Science
  • Classics and Pre-Family Studies & Human Development
  • Classics and Pre-Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
  • Classics and Psychology
  • Classics and Sociology
  • Classics and Theatre Arts
  • Classics and Theatre Production

If you are interested in any of these combinations or would like information on a grouping that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with one of our advisors who can guide you through the process.