The Major in Classical Languages

The Classical Languages major is intended for those interested in deepening their study of the Greco-Roman world by reading ancient authors in their original languages. Additionally, intensive study of ancient Greek and/or Latin contributes to your ability to clearly express your own thoughts and ideas, and it further equips you with the skills to categorize, organize, and analyze the kind of information you encounter on a daily basis.

The Major and Minor in Classical Languages

The requirements for the major in Classical Languages, and the minors in Greek and Latin, are designed to give you maximum freedom to select courses that meet your particular needs and interests. For current information on the requirements for the major and minor, read the Undergraduate Bulletin, or set up a meeting with the Classical Languages advisor, Prof. Robert Gorman.


In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in Classical Languages such as:

  • Studying abroad in Greece and Italy
  • Serving on the Executive Council of Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honor Society
  • Working as an editorial assistant for Didaskalia, an online research journal
  • Volunteering with Nebraska Humanities
  • Interning with the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities


This major is especially recommended for those interested in teaching Latin or Greek at the secondary level (although certification cannot be claimed), or pursuing graduate work in classical languages and literature or related fields, such as linguistics or ancient history, or professional school for law and medicine. Here are examples of recent graduates' employment:

  • Contract Manager / CELERION - LINCOLN NE
  • Judicial clerk / JUDGE RILEY-8TH CIRCUIT
  • Latin Teacher / PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL
  • Phlebotomist / BRYANLGH
  • Special Education-Elementary K-8 / TEACH FOR AMERICA