Saint Louis University

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Greek and Latin language and literature
  • Minor in Greek or Latin
     
  • Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate Greek and Latin language and literature degree.

    Saint Louis University Greek and Latin Languages and Literature Degree Overview 

    Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in Greek and Latin languages and literature emphasizes the study of ancient texts in their original languages. It is often combined with another major, usually art history, biology, English, philosophy or theology.

    If you choose to major in Greek and Latin language and literature at SLU, you'll be exposed to a vast range of significant personalities, influential writing and wisdom literature, within a broader liberal arts education. Students studying classical languages at SLU enjoy small classes and personalized attention. Your program will be flexible, with many types of tutorials or independent study.

    You'll also be encouraged to study abroad. Many Greek and Latin languages and literature students at SLU choose to live and take Greek and Latin classes in Rome and other Mediterranean cities. (Learn about study abroad programs at SLU.)

    What You'll Learn in SLU's Greek and Latin Languages and Literature Degree Program

    All students of Greek and Latin languages and literature - whether majoring or minoring  - take Reading Latin, Reading Greek and an intermediate course in either Greek or Latin. Greek and Latin languages and literature majors then go on to take six additional credit hours in each language, as well as other prerequisites and electives.

    In addition to the experience you gain if you study abroad, you'll also have access to Saint Louis University's Vatican Film Library and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on campus, as well as SLU's Language Resource Center.

    What Can You Do With a Degree in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from SLU? 

    Students who graduate with a degree in Greek and Latin language and literature from Saint Louis University are prepared to go on to pursue advanced degrees in fields such as:
    • Law 
    • Medicine
    • Theology 
    • Philosophy
    • Medieval and Renaissance studies 
    • Political science 
    • Communication 
    • Mythology 
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Art history 
    • Cultural criticism
    • History of education
    • Literary studies 
    • Comparative literature  

    Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.