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Latin

Major & Minor

Curious about exploring ancient civilizations and the roots of modern languages? Pursuing a degree in Latin offers you a multifaceted journey blending history, linguistics, and critical thinking. Unlocking the complexities of Latin not only enhances your understanding of Western culture but also sharpens your analytical skills, preparing you for diverse career paths in academia, law, or even technology.    

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JanTerms are a one-month, intensive study either at home or abroad, offered in January or May. Travel courses to different parts of the world, studying culture and communication, enrich your educational experience in an evolving global world. While on-campus courses support your exportation of new areas of interest or a focused study of your passions.  

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Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to acquire firsthand experiences by studying abroad. Almost all of our majors spend at least a semester abroad, in Spain, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, or Argentina.  

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Archeological Dig - Hoque

Students have the opportunity to travel to Greece and Israel during the summers and be part of an archaeological excavation. Students will take part in all aspects of the excavation, digging, cleaning of artifacts, cataloging, etc. while learning about modern archaeological methodology and about the history of the sites where they are working. 

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Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Undertaking the study of Latin

will give you an in-depth understanding of the Latin language and the Romans, Latin literature, and its impact on Western literature.  It will also strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Upon graduation you will be prepared to:

  • enter careers where close attention to language is important such as writing, publishing and editing, journalism, marketing, library science, documentary research; 
  • teach Latin and classical humanities at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels, or pursue a degree in Education; and 
  • continue with graduate study in Classics (Greek and Latin), Comparative Literature, History, Classical Archaeology, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and related fields.  

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

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Popular Courses

  • Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

  • Roman History and Biography

  • Roman Drama

  • Roman Epic 

  • Medieval Latin and Paleography