New Minor in Ancient Greek

September 5th, 2019


  • The new minor in Ancient Greek requires completion of GRK 101-202 plus one additional 3-unit course with a CLAS or GRK prefix.

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed minor in Ancient Greek. This 19-unit minor requires the completion of four semesters of classical Greek (GRK 101, 102, 201, and 202) and one additional upper-level 3-unit CLAS or GRK course with substantial ancient Greek studies content.


​​​​​​Join the “School of Athens”! Ancient Greek (also known as classical Greek) is the original language of Christianity and Democracy, as well as western History, Philosophy, and Theatre. Learn to read Homer, Plato, Sophocles and the Apostles while earning a minor and fulfilling your university language requirement!


Students who learn ancient Greek develop richer English vocabularies and better understandings of English grammar and syntax. The study of ancient Greek hones critical thinking skills and prepares students for the rigorous work they are likely to need for medical school or law school.  It’s one of the reasons graduate admissions committees love to see ancient Greek on your transcripts!   


In addition to fulfilling University language requirements, this minor can fulfill language requirements for the Classics major.


For more information or to declare a minor in Ancient Greek, please contact Dr. Robert Stephan, at