Although it launched last year (http://www.anu.edu.au/endowment/content/news/malouf_launches_classics_endowment/) I thought I’d advertise that the ANU now offers a Bachelor of Classical Studies degree. Rather than simply completing a bachelor for arts and including ancient history or languages course this is a specialized degree that involves either a major in ancient history plus 6 greek/latin courses or a major in greek or latin with 3 courses in ancient history and 3 in the other language.
The idea of this degree is to ensure students gain knowledge in both the launguage and history sides of the ancient world so that they become rounded classical scholars and are more likely to find employment in the field. The program also rewards these students with a named degree rather than simply a bachelor of arts and comes with a higher entry score (87) to attract academically achieving students.
All the information is here: http://studyat.anu.edu.au/programs/3156XBCLAS;requirements.html
I’m in my second year at the ANU and I recently changed from a bachelor of archaeological studies to this degree simply becuase I loved learning greek and latin so much, they are realy well taught at ANU with a great introductory grammar course in first year. So far there are only about 10 students in the degree and we recently held a meeting with the heads of the ancient history and language courses to discuss how it is working out for us.
I can’t recommend enough the staff at the classics school at ANU, they really pay great care to the students and in this relatively small department there is a great community atmosphere. Most of the students congregate at the classics library, a study room at the front of AD hope, right next to the amazing classics museum which has been recently renovated. There’s also a summer course to turkey being offered by the classics department this summer holidays, it involves visiting the ancient sites such as Troy and Ephesus and it counts for two ancient history courses.
So if you are at all interested in studying ancient history or languages at University I highly recommend studying classics at the ANU, optimum est.