Why Study Latin?
Studying Latin provides firsthand access to texts from Ancient Rome, the Early Church, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Studying Latin helps you to better understand English.
Studying Latin develops the brain to more easily acquire and assimilate information.
All these points are summed up nicely by this quote from Dorothy Sayers:
Who should pursue a Minor in Latin?
Latin makes a great addition to almost any major. Latin is an integral part of the study of history, political science, philosophy, literature, and Christianity. Furthermore, it provides practical skills and valuable training for those pursuing careers in the medical and legal professions. Whatever degree you are pursuing, Latin can help.
Our Classics and Biblical Languages faculty are very strong teachers who strive to help you, not just learn the languages, but also to understand the world in which they originated. The goal is not merely academic but rather to help you develop as a whole person and to prepare for your chosen vocation.
Many of our graduates pursue careers in teaching or further degrees in law, education, medicine, creative writing, and business.