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Latin Major

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures proudly offers a bachelor of arts degree foreign language with a concentration in Latin.

Latin Major

A major in foreign language with a concentration in Latin consists of 31 credits beginning at the 100 level. Students who begin at the 200 level or higher may count prior learning credits toward the major. Two (2) elective courses [6 credits] within the major are chosen in accordance with the academic interests of the student and their intended career path. These may be additional advanced level Latin, Greek courses, courses in a modern language such as Italian; or, courses taught in English by another department where the study of a classical culture, its history and/or literature are a major focus. These elective courses are intended to provide students with supporting skills that will serve them in graduate studies in classics or other particular career paths.

Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in Latin at Mount St. Mary’s, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take LATIN 498 Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year.

Requirements At a Glance

  • Four (4) foundational courses (6-12 credits)

  • Four (4) upper level cultire and literature courses (12-18 credits)

  • Two (2) elective courses (6 credits)

  • LATIN 498 - Senior Seminar

Declaration of Major and Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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