Classical Languages (Bachelor of Arts)

College of Arts and Sciences

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If you love ancient history and wish to better understand the literary references and artistic representations of ancient customs, myths and people, than pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in classical languages might be the perfect option for you.

To obtain a bachelor’s in classical languages from Creighton, you’ll need to complete 27 hours of study, with a concentration in either Greek or Latin. Our curriculum features an introduction to the classical and ancient Near Eastern world, prose composition in your concentration language and a senior capstone seminar culminating in the public defense of a senior thesis. Throughout the program, you’ll also study authors or topics in your concentration language.

Ancient Greek Minor

Students will study intermediate and advanced ancient Greek, along with elective courses from another ancient language or classical and Near Eastern studies offerings in translation.

Latin Minor

Students will study intermediate and advanced ancient Latin, along with elective courses from another ancient language or classical and Near Eastern studies offerings in translation.


Within 6 months of graduation, 96% of Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school or volunteering in their field. The majority of classical and Near Eastern civilizations majors go on to pre-professional study in health sciences or law. Additionally, some of our recent graduates have gone on to become journalists and teachers.

Naturally, our majors move on to competitive graduate schools as well. Since 2000, we’ve had students pursue studies at:

  • University of Iowa
  • Notre Dame
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Emory University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • UCLA
  • Yale
  • Oxford


  • Greek
  • Latin

What You'll Learn

  • Discover ancient languages, literatures and cultures
  • Develop analytical, critical and creative thinking skills
  • Analyze and respond to written works in your concentration language


Classical Languages BA Curriculum: Greek Track
Classical Languages BA Curriculum: Latin Track

Student Organizations

  • Eta Sigma Phi

    Eta Sigma Phi is the National Classics Honor Society, of which Creighton University is the Sigma Nu chapter. The society holds a classics quiz bowl called “Mock Certamen” every January for local high school Latin students. In addition, the society holds several events throughout the year, including screenings of films about the Greeks and Romans (“Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” “300,” “Troy,” etc.), bowling and several other social gatherings.

Admissions Requirements

Learn more about general admission requirements at Creighton University or learn about how to transfer credits to Creighton.

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