Why choose Classics at Dalhousie?
The very idea of university – the systematic study of logic, theology, science, philosophy, medicine – has its roots in ancient Greece. Studying the philosophy, literature, history and languages of ancient Greece and Rome forms the core of our program, but Classics is a crossroads between Western and Eastern thought.
We examine how the fundamental ideas, beliefs, and institutions formed when Greek and Middle Eastern cultures met thousands of years ago. Through us, you can learn Latin, ancient Greek, Hebrew and modern Arabic. Modern languages are full of words deriving from Greek and Latin and classical myths continue to inspire everything from Shakespearean drama to Disney films.
Classics starts you on a journey of discovery that lasts a lifetime.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Concentration (3 years)
- Major/Double Major (4 years)
- Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
- Available as a second subject to BSc students
Required high school courses:
- 4 additional university preparatory courses
Recommended high school courses:
- A second language
See Admissions Requirements for more information.
- June 8, registration begins for new high school students
- September 5, classes begin, fall term
- December 5, exams begin
- See other important dates.
Class sizes average around 20 students per class.
Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.
Residence & Housing
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- Meal plans
- Dorm-style traditional residences
- Apartment-style, non-traditional
- Off-campus housing
- March 15: deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
- April 1: for international applicants
- June 1: for Canadian and American applicants
- August 15: Dalhousie students returning to the same program or visiting students
- See the full list of application deadlines for all programs here.