Classical Languages Major

The major in classical languages consists of 10 courses in Classics, Greek or Latin, including four 3000-level courses in a primary classical language (Greek or Latin).

The remaining coursework can be fulfilled by any course in Classics (subject code CLAS), Greek (subject code GREK), or Latin (subject code LATN), or having the CLAS attribute code. Courses taken en-route to the 3000-level courses in Greek or Latin, including pre-requisites, may count toward this requirement.

The department does not require, but strongly recommends, that all majors take courses in both languages. Students who have not had Greek should take the beginning course as soon as possible. The department also recommends that majors have a broad training in ancient history and master the fundamentals of at least one modern language.


The major in classical languages is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in classics only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.