Saint Louis University

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate classical humanities degree.

Saint Louis University Classical Humanities Program Overview 

Saint Louis University's classical humanities major allows you to concentrate in Latin, Greek or both languages. Designed for students pursuing a course of study that is facilitated by knowledge of classical languages and culture - including law, medicine, theology, philosophy, political science, anthropology, art history and others  - SLU's classical humanities curriculum is flexible and offers many types of tutorials and independent study options.

You'll have access to the University'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.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Classical Humanities Program

Saint Louis University's major in classical humanities requires 27 credit hours. You will choose from three prerequisites in Latin, Greek or both and go on to take six electives from the languages as well as upper-division courses relating to classical culture.

What Can You Do With a Classical Humanities Degree from SLU?

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 following graduate programs.

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