John Cabot University, Rome:
John Cabot University (JCU) is a private, American liberal arts university in the heart of Rome, Italy.Email: Contact us below
We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Classical Studies degree, which is a four-year liberal arts program consisting of 40 courses (120 credit hours).
I am studying here at John Cabot to get some smaller class sizes compared to my large ones at Michigan State. I love Italy, the people here are amazing and of course the food and the culture!"
- Jamie Forte, Grand Rapids, Michigan
BA in Classical Studies Degree Program (4 years):
While this major emphasizes the study of ancient Roman culture and society, the range of courses is designed to provide a solid foundation in classical civilization as a whole, from Greek and Roman literature to ancient history, philosophy, religion, mythology, archaeology, art, and architecture.
Through their choice of major electives, students can focus in more depth on one or more of the areas of Greco-Roman culture that interest them the most.
Students majoring in classical studies have a unique opportunity to complement their study of classical language and written sources with on-site, first-hand experience of ancient art and material culture in Rome and throughout Italy.
Major Roman library holdings greatly facilitate and enhance research in all areas of classical studies, including such specialized disciplines as numismatics, ancient medicine, science, engineering and industry.
Classical Studies Core Curriculum:
1. 101 Introduction to Archaeology
2. Directed Rea
dings in Latin
3. Ancient Philosophy
4. History of Ancient Greece
5. History of Ancient Rome and Italy
6. Literature and Society in Ancient Rome
7. Classical Rhetoric
8. Classical Greek Art and Architecture
9. Ancient Rome and its Monuments or Roman Imperial Art and Architecture
10. Classical Mythology or Ancient Religion
11. Research and Writing in the Humanities
12. Senior Thesis
- Major Electives: Students must take 5 electives to be chosen from CL (Classical Studies) courses that are not part of the core or from any 200 or 300 level AH (Art History), GRK (Greek), HS (History), LAT (Latin), PH (Philosophy), or RL (Religious Studies) courses focusing on the Ancient period not listed in the core.
- Students must also complete Introduction to Latin I and Introduction to Latin II
- The Proficiency Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics, and Foreign Language.
- The General Distribution Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts. (Many of the Humanities and Fine Arts requirements will be satisfied by the core curriculum courses.)
Evidence of English Language Proficiency:
If English is not your native language and you didn’t attend an institution where classes were taught in English, please submit your TOEFL score (minimum score – 213 in the computer test or 550 in the traditional, paper test), ibTOEFL 85+ or IELTS 6.5+.