Bachelor of Arts in Classics

Western Civilization is a confluence of three great traditions: Greek, Roman, and Judeo-Christian. Each has a rich and distinct history made visible in such expressions as art, architecture, literature, law, music, philosophy, theology, and theatre. Collectively, these varied expressions coalesce to produce a civilization that has made a lasting impact on the world today. Scholars speak of the texts from this tradition as engaging readers in a “great conversation.” Descartes, the father of modern philosophy puts it this way: “I was aware that the reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.”

 

University of Mobile’s Bachelor of Science in Classics degree is an attempt to carry on this conversation. By reading, analyzing, and interpreting the great works, and embracing the languages in which these works were written, students will engage in the investigation of seminal ideas, enlarge their fields of concern, and come to understand who they are in relation to God, others, and the world. Because of its attention to thought and word and deed, classical education has been held up as a model for Western civilization, and its utility is no less now than it has ever been.

 

Students who major in Classics will find satisfaction in addressing the big questions in life. Moreover, such training may serve as excellent preparation for professional careers in law, medicine, public service, the clergy or teaching.

Admission Requirements
Freshmen applicants must submit the following:
  1. completed application for admission;
  2. non-refundable application fee;
  3. official high school transcript reflecting date of graduation, with at least a 2.75 un-weighted GPA or an official GED score report with a score of at least 50 (test date prior to 2014) or at least 170 (test date 2014 and beyond), mailed directly to the admissions office;
  4. official ACT scores report stating a minimum composite score of 21, or comparable test scores report;  (Applicants twenty-five years of age or older are not required to submit ACT scores reports for general admission.);  See ACT requirement for the School of Nursing; and
  5. Immunization certificate for measles, mumps, and rubella.  Applicants age 25 or older are exempt from immunization requirement. All students enrolled in the Adult and Professional Studies Programs are exempt from immunization requirement.

 

Freshmen applicants who graduated from non-accredited high schools may be admitted conditionally to the University of Mobile.  Home-schooled applicants may be considered for equivalency credit provided some measurable standard is submitted such as the ACT or other test(s).  Questions concerning high school accreditation or equivalency credit may be referred to the associate vice president for enrollment services for review.

 


Transfer applicants must submit the following:
  1. completed application for admission;
  2. non-refundable application fee;
  3. final official college transcript (two official transcripts if seeking teacher certification), mailed directly to the admissions office from each college previously attended, whether or not credit was earned;
  4. official ACT scores report stating a minimum composite score of 21, or comparable test scores report;  (Applicants twenty-three years of age or older, or students who have earned 15 or more acceptable semester hours at regionally accredited colleges or universities with GPAs of 2.0 or higher are exempt from this requirement); See ACT requirement for the School of Nursing;
  5. official high school transcript reflecting date of graduation, with at least a 2.75 un-weighted GPA or GED score report with a score of at least 50 (test date prior to 2014) or at least 170 (test date 2014 and beyond), mailed directly to the admissions office; (Transfer applicants and applicants not applying to the nursing program who have earned 15 or more acceptable semester hours at regionally accredited colleges or universities with GPAs of 2.0 or higher are exempt from this requirement. See Criteria for Accepting Transfer of Credits  for more information about acceptable transfer credits.);
  6. Immunization certificate for measles, mumps, and rubella.  Applicants age 25 or older are exempt from immunization requirement. All students enrolled in the Adult and Professional Studies Programs are exempt from immunization requirement.
Curriculum
15 Hours Required in Languages

GK 201 Elementary Greek
GK 202 Elementary Greek
GK 301 Greek Exegesis
LT 201 Elementary Latin I**
LT 202 Elementary Latin II**
LT 301 Intermediate Latin I**


9 Hours Required Coursework:

EN 215: Literature of the Ancient World
PY 201 Classical Philosophy
HI 301 Ancient Greece and Rome


6 Hours Upper Level Electives such as:

PY 497 Study in Selected Topics: Aristotle
PY 498 Study in Selected Topics: Plato
EN 478: Literature in Translation: Ancient Greece and Rome *
*EN478: Literature in Translation is currently a generic course allowing a semester of study in any set of works in translation. The course can ultimately be created as a separate course or courses dedicated to literature of Ancient Greece and Rome.

GK 302 Greek Exegesis
CMS 498 Study in Selected Topics: Early Church Writings.**
CMS 498 Study in Selected Topics: Augustine.**

Tuition & Fees
Based on Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Tuition (12-17 hours) $10,100 $10,100 $20,200
Comprehensive Fees $600 $600 $1,200
*Room & Board (see below) $4,800 $4,800 $9,600
Estimated Total (Commuter) $10,700 $10,700 $21,400
Estimated Total (On Campus) $15,500 $15,500 $31,000
Room & Board Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Board $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Room Options:
Avery Woods, The Parks $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Arendall, Bedsole, Ingram Halls $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Faulkner, Samford Halls $2,700 $2,700 $5,400
The Timbers $2,950 $2,950 $5,900
Private Room Charge (based on availability) $500 $500 $1,000

Use our True Cost Calculator to estimate your total aid & costs.

See full 2016-2017 Tuition & Fees.