The study of the literature, languages, history, art, philosophy and political thought of the Greeks and Romans develops the mind by requiring students to engage critically with such timeless topics as beauty and esthetics, the ideal relationship of the citizen and the state, the roles of men and women in society, freedom and slavery, the nature of war and peace, the purpose of literature, and the role of religion in public and private life. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Classics have long been considered the ideal foundation of education for the informed citizen in any profession.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    Students are required to complete a total of 15 credit hours (5 courses) to be drawn from at least three different departments. At least 9 credits (3 courses) must be taken at the 3000-level and above. Courses are to be selected from the approved lists of courses in the Classical World and the Classical Tradition and its reception after Antiquity, with the caveat that additional courses may qualify for the Minor, subject to the discretion of the Minor committee. Per USG rules, courses taken to satisfy Core areas A-E may not be counted as coursework in the Minor.

    Students are strongly recommended to take Introduction to Classical Studies, a XIDS 2100 course.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 15

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • Courses


    Students may select from one or both of these two catagories to meet the credit hour requirements for this program in addition to any other course requirements that must be met.

  • Faculty
  • Admissions


    Have questions or would like to declare a Minor in Classical Studies?
    Contact Dr. Nadya Williams ( or 678-839-5370)

  • Dates

    Specific dates for admissions (Undergraduates Only), go to: UWG Admission Deadlines

  • Objectives

    Objectives not available