This minor offers students the opportunity to develop and refine their knowledge of the Latin language by reading classical Latin literature. Students gain an understanding and appreciation of the literature, culture, and intellectual achievements of Roman antiquity that have contributed to the development of Western civilization.

A Latin minor complements majors in literature, language, history, philosophy, and the arts, all of which find their roots in classical antiquity. Majors in the natural and the social sciences are also strengthened by the historical perspective and the advanced training in language and terminology afforded by the minor in Latin.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. Students must complete 18 credits in Latin at the 300-level or above with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: LATN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.


Students complete 18 credits of the following courses which vary in content and may be repeated for credit when content is different.18
Roman Prose Literature
Roman Poetry
Studies in Roman Literature
Studies in Roman Literature
Total Credits18