Classical Languages- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Classics, 105 Irvin Hall, 513-529-1480.

This program is an in-depth study of classical culture possible only through the study of the classical languages. The study of ancient Greek and Latin has provided the basis of classical education for centuries. This major leads to the development of enhanced skills in grammar and textual analysis, and the ability to read the work of ancient authors in their own language. Classical languages provides exposure to word roots in English, as well as familiarity with key terminology in a range of professions, not least medicine and law. It also enhances the study of other European languages as well as studies in early Christianity

Graduate work in Classics, Greek, or Latin requires not only appropriate experience reading Greek and Latin, but a reading knowledge of German and French as well. Students planning to go to graduate school should consult with the department as early as possible to design an appropriate course of study.

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6418.

Program Requirements

(24 semester hours, plus 16 related hours)

Select 24 semester hours in Latin and Greek language and literature at 200 level or above 124
Select 16 semester hours of related courses 216
Total Credit Hours40

Knowledge of at least one other foreign language is recommended.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: LAT 310 and LAT 410.