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Classical Humanities

The major in classical humanities, offered by Saint Louis University's Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, is designed for students who want a strong foundation in the liberal arts, as well as the opportunity for in-depth study in other disciplines.


Major in Classical Humanities

Saint Louis University's classical humanities major's flexible curriculum complements other majors based on a knowledge of classical languages and culture — including law, medicine, theology, philosophy, political science, anthropology, forensic science, medieval studies and art history — and offers many types of tutorials and independent study options.

SLU's major in classical humanities requires 30 credit hours. You will choose from three required courses in Latin, Greek — or both — and go on to take seven electives from any Greek or Latin courses or upper-division courses relating to classical culture. Students studying classical languages at SLU enjoy small classes and personalized attention.

Highlighted Courses
  • GK 1010, 1020, 2010: Reading Greek I, Reading Greek II, Intermediate Greek
  • LATN 1010, 1020, 2010: Reading Latin I, Reading Latin II, Intermediate Latin
  • CLH 4310: Greek Tragedy: Origin and Form
  • CLH 4290: Intro to Classical Mythology
  • GK 4460: Homer: The Odyssey
Internships and Careers

Most classical humanities graduates continue their professional study in classical languages or in other fields. Recent graduates of SLU's classical humanities program have entered fields such as law, theological studies, social work, art history, hospital administration and education, and medicine following graduate programs.


Faculty in SLU’s classical humanities department are respected scholars in their fields, coming from a wide variety of interests.

  • Anthony C. Daly, S.J.
  • Joan Hart-Hasler, Ph.D.
Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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On-Campus Resources

Browse the Vatican Film Library

Students have access to SLU’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Vatican Film Library on campus, as well as access to computer software and internet support specifically for Latin and Greek studies, literary studies and comparative literature.