Greek & Latin

Classics Major

30 credits, or 10 courses, are required to complete a major in Classics.

  • 15 credits – 5 courses in either Greek or Latin—3rd semester level (200XX) and above
  • 6 credits – 2 courses in non-primary language (Greek or Latin)
  • 3 credits – 1 course in Greek or Roman history
  • 6 credits – 2 Classics courses in English

Students will typically choose one of the two classical languages, Greek or Latin, in which to fulfill the language requirement at the advanced level.  They are required to take at least two semesters in the other language at the appropriate level. 

If a student has sufficient background in both languages, he or she can complete the requirements of the major through a combination of intermediate and advanced courses in both languages, as long as the total number of language courses equals 7 (21 credit hours) for the primary major and 5 (15 credit hours) for the supplementary major.

Classics Supplementary Major

24 credits, or 8 courses, are required to complete a supplementary major in Classics.

  • 15 credits – 5 courses in either Greek or Latin—3rd semester level (200XX) and above
  • 3 credits – 1 course in Greek or Roman History
  • 6 credits – 2 Classics courses in English

Latin Minor

The Latin minor is designed to guarantee a solid grounding in the philosophical and literary study of Latin texts of the classical period, or, for those who prefer, of Christian Latin literature.

15 credits, or 5 courses, at the Intermediate level (200XX) or higher are required to complete a minor in Latin.

Students interested in later Latin texts are directed to the joint offerings of the Department of Classics and the Medieval Institute.

Greek Minor

The minor in Greek is designed to guarantee a solid grounding in the philological and literary study of Greek texts of the classical and Hellenistic periods.

15 credits, or 5 courses, at the Intermediate level (200XX) or higher are required to complete a minor in Greek.