The Latin major, like the Greek major, is placed in the Classics Department and is a rigorous study of the Classic Greek and Roman world. The Latin major focuses on original Latin texts and their cultural impact. Upon graduation, Latin majors are able to read and write in Latin. The coursework also includes discussions on philosophy, history and religion. Available courses include:

  • Roman Civilization
  • Classical Mythology
  • Latin Poetry
  • Latin Studies: Horace
  • Latin Studies: Cicero

Students of the Latin major often use their degree as a precursor to graduate studies, law school or seminary. Some also have gone on to teach Latin at various education levels. Latin is also offered as a minor or secondary major for students majoring in a different area of study.

The Classics Department offers several special programs for students. As part of the Green Scholars Initiative, the department offers undergraduate researchers the rare opportunity to work first hand with ancient Greek and Latin papyri and medieval manuscripts.

Studying abroad is another important aspect of learning about different cultures. The Baylor in Italy program is offered through the Classics Department each summer. Every year, a group of 15-25 students travel to Italy for an intensive on-site learning experience. This program is especially beneficial to students majoring in Latin. The students visit famed archaeological sites such as Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, Paestum, and Syracuse. These courses introduce the relevant historical and cultural background and are taken alongside an upper-level Latin class.

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