Classical LanguagesBachelor of Arts

Why study Classical Languages at Gustavus?

As a Classical Languages major you will be immersed in the vibrant, ancient past by studying and mastering ancient Greek and/or Latin, and reading ancient texts such as Homer, Plato, Cicero, and Virgil in their original languages. You will gain extensive knowledge of ancient Greece and Rome's literature, history, and culture, along with the complexities of ancient thought, and you'll connect the relevance of antiquity to the contemporary world.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies will be on your class schedule.

  • CLA-211Art and Archaeology of Greece
  • CLA-203Ancient Peace and Conflict
  • CLA-213Ancient Worlds on Screen
  • CLA-103Theater of Greece and Rome
Justin Schriever ’23, Classical Languages Minor

The professors here are so supportive and genuinely interested in their students.

Justin Schriever ’23, Classical Languages Minor

What can I do with a degree in Classical Languages?

The Classical Languages major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Seminary
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Communications
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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