Latin and Greek B.A.

Is this degree a good fit for you?

This degree attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Some qualities that might indicate this degree is right for you include:

  • A strong general interest in exploring the languages and cultures of the ancient world
  • Desire to study many different facets of the cultures of Ancient Rome and Greece, including their literature, mythology, history, art, and architecture
  • Aspiration to pursue a career in medicine, law, business, education, journalism, or the arts
  • Desire to study abroad, travel, or participate in archaeological work around the Mediterranean
  • An interest in cultural opportunities like art museums, theater, opera, and ballet

Getting started

If you studied Latin or Classical Greek before coming to Indiana University Bloomington, you may be able to jump right into a literature course at the 300 or 400 level. Otherwise, you can begin in our elementary Latin or Greek sequence. The first year focuses on grammar while the second year courses introduce history and literature. If you have completed your foreign language requirement in another language, you may apply to take our intensive introductory sequence. Be sure to take the online Latin placement exam to find the right Latin course for you. Contact our advisor to determine what level of Greek to take if you have prior coursework in Greek.

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Latin tutoring

Latin students can get study help from our graduate Latin instructors. For more personalized help, we have a peer-tutoring program in which advanced undergraduate Latin majors work with you by private arrangement.