Welcome to the Department of Greek and Latin!
A bachelor's degree in any area of classics will open your mind, polish your skills, and challenge your assumptions. Studying at CUA and perhaps abroad as well, you will join one of the oldest and most prestigious disciplines in academia--and be amazed at how relevant the ancient world is to the modern one.
An MA opens a world of possibilities: museum work, secondary-level teaching, research and archiving, librarianship, publishing, or the path towards a university career, just to name a few. Immerse yourself in the literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome--and see where it takes you.
The PhD in Greek and Latin at CUA builds on the classical MA program by focusing on late antiquity, patristics, or the Middle Ages. Courses are offered every semester on the literature of these eras, and an individualized exam process prepares students to write dissertations that break new ground.
Anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree in any field can apply for the certificate programs: no prior Greek or Latin is required. Certificates are graduate-level qualifications that show advanced competency in one or both classical languages. Always dreamed about trying classics? Now is your chance!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth."
Plutarch, Moralia 48c (trans. Babbitt)
The Journal Latinitas
A new series of the journal Latinitas has been launched by the Pontifical Academy for Latin, established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The first issue of the new series was published in Fall 2013. Beginning in 2014 it appears twice a year. The journal's main sections focus on philology and history, neo-Latin literature, and pedagogical topics. Articles appear in Latin, Italian, and other major languages.
Classical Association of the Atlantic States
ETA SIGMA PHI
Welcome, new students for fall 2016! Our freshman language placement guide is up and available, and all of our placement testing is now done online! Learn more about how Greek and Latin placement works.
LEARN GREEK AND LATIN ONLINE AT THE GREATLY REDUCED COST OF $500 PER CREDIT HOUR! Intermediate-level courses are enrolling now for the second summer session. In the summer of 2016, the Department of Greek and Latin will be offering all of its elementary- and intermediate-level Greek and Latin courses in a fully online format at a significantly reduced tuition rate of $500/credit hour! Learn Greek and Latin from anywhere, make progress on your degree or your credentials, and take advantage of the superb instruction that sets our programs apart. You can start learning about our summer program here, or see a detailed course schedule here; for more information on application and registration procedures, see the CUA Summer website.
Intra et extra
Members of the department present their work at conferences and seminars throughout the academic year. Watch this space for fall news!