The Catholic University of America

Undergraduate Minors

The Department of Greek and Latin offers three undergraduate minors, in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization. You may easily begin a language minor by completing the CUA language requirement in Latin or Greek (LAT 103-104 and GR 103-104 courses count towards their respective minors), but you need not start that way.

'Treasury of Atreus,' Mycenae  
The 'Treasury of Atreus' at Mycenae

Minor in Greek

GR 103, GR 104, four other courses in Greek beyond the 104 level.

Minor in Latin

LAT 103, LAT 104, four other courses in Latin beyond the 104 level.

Notice that if you have completed (or tested out of) your CUA language requirement in Latin or Greek, you only need four more courses to earn a language minor!

Minor in Classical Civilization

Any six approved courses chosen in conjunction with the undergraduate adviser from among the Classics courses of the department.  Up to four Greek and/or Latin courses beyond the 102 level may be substituted for up to four of these Classics courses.


Minoring Outside of the Department (or, "Minors for Majors")

Majors in the Department of Greek and Latin, particularly majors in Classical Civilization, are encouraged to use their distribution courses to form coherent minors in related subject areas. These minors add additional strength and documented "expertise" to your BA degree, and can be used to profile your other interests for potential employers or graduate programs.

Some common external minors for departmental majors in recent years have included philosophy, theology and religious studies, history, anthropology, art history, and modern foreign languages; however, students have also minored in music, achieved the medieval studies concentration, and completed the pre-medical course sequence. The minor in secondary education is also available to those who are interested in high-school teaching. The departmental undergraduate adviser assists in the selection and assembly of minor programs.

Current CUA minors and their course requirements are listed under academic department and program headings in the CUA Undergraduate Announcements, but you can also consult departmental websites to learn more about these options.