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Overview: Students seeking firm foundations and interdisciplinary depth in their liberal arts education. Students who intend to pursue studies that are facilitated by knowledge of classical languages and culture. These include law, medicine, theology, philosophy, medieval and Renaissance studies, political science, communication, mythology, anthropology, psychology, art history, cultural criticism, history of education,
Curriculum: Students enjoy the resources Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies as well as the Vatican Film Library.
Students have access to computing facilities that offer computer software and internet support for Latin and Greek studies, literary studies, and comparative literature.
Faculty: Faculty in the department are respected scholars in their fields, coming from a wide variety of interests.
Careers: While most graduates of this program continue in other fields, a few recent graduates have pursued graduate studies in classical languages. Alumni have attended graduate schools such as the City University of New York and Washington University. Other graduates have entered such fields as law, theological studies, social work, art history, hospital administration, and education. These students have attended graduate and professional schools such as the University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University, and Saint Louis University.
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages sponsors Eta Sigma Phi, the classical honors society.
Students studying classical languages enjoy small classes and personalized attention. Students have flexibility in their programs, with many types of tutorials or independent study possible.