Greek Minor

Department of Classics

212 Murphey Hall, CB# 3145

(919) 962-7191

James B. Rives, Chair

Janet Downie, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world; the Greek and Latin languages and literature; and the history, art, and culture that have been fundamental in shaping modern society. The Greek minor is a less intensive version of the Greek concentration in the major, and requires only three courses in Greek beyond the fourth semester. It is a useful option for students with a particular interest in ancient philosophy or early Christianity.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements 1
GREK 204Intermediate Greek II3
or GREK 205 Introductory Greek New Testament
Three (3) additional courses numbered GREK 221 or higher9
Total Hours12

 The minor in Greek may not be used as an option for majors in classical archaeology or classical civilization who have chosen that language to fulfill degree requirements in that major.

Greek (GREK) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.