Classical Studies Major Declaration

Classical studies has no major qualification. Students are permitted to declare this major at any time, but are encouraged to do so only after they have successfully completed the lower-division sequence in elementary ancient Greek or Latin language (or equivalent). Students who are unable to successfully complete ancient Greek (GREE) 1 and 2 or Latin (LATN) 1 and 2 may not advance to the upper-division ancient Greek and/or Latin literature courses required for this major.

I. Submit a Petition for Major/Minor via MyUCSC

Log into MyUCSC (very important first step!) and submit a Petition for Major/Minor.
This petition can also be accessed by navigating to the Student Homepage in MyUCSC and selecting the Undergraduate Student eForms tile > Petition for Major/Minor.

II. Create a Classical Studies Major Plan of Study

If you don't already have one, copy a Classical Studies Major Planning Worksheet to your UCSC Google Drive.

Add your completed, in-progress, and planned classical studies courses to your major planning worksheet. Use the 2023-2024 Classical Studies Courses list to identify classics courses you'd like to take in Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024.

Major requirements that you intend on completing after Spring 2024 may be left blank on your worksheet.

III. Meet with the Classical Studies Director

Share your completed major planning worksheet with Classical Studies Undergraduate Director Martin Devecka. Meet with Professor Devecka during their office hours to review and discuss your proposed plan of study. You may be advised to modify your plan to achieve greater breadth or concentration. Obtain Professor Devecka's digital signature on your Classical Studies Major Planning Worksheet.

IV. Submit Your Classical Studies Major Plan

Share your approved Classical Studies Major Planning Worksheet with the History Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Make sure the "Notify people" box is checked!

You are now officially declared!

OPTIONAL: Double Major or Minor Declaration

To declare a double major or a minor, you must also complete a UCSC Academic Planning Form with both of your major/minor advisors. If you don't already have one, the Classical Studies Undergraduate Advisor will provide you with a signed UCSC Academic Planning Form.

To add classical studies as a second declared major, your UCSC Academic Planning Form must be current and up to date: reviewed and approved by your first major advisor within the last academic quarter. You may need to update your UCSC Academic Planning Form with your first major advisor before petitioning to declare classical studies as a second major.

Major Declaration Deadlines

Students who enter UCSC as frosh are required to declare a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Upper division transfer students are required to declare a major before the end of their second term at UCSC. Consult the UCSC Academic and Administrative Calendar for the quarterly "Declaration/Change of Major/Minor" deadline. Students who do not declare a major by the aforementioned deadlines will not be able to enroll in their classes for the following term.

Questions about declaring the classical studies major? Contact the History Undergraduate Program Coordinator.