Greek Minor

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.


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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
Two (2) additional courses numbered GREK 221 or higher6
One (1) additional course chosen from any CLAR or CLAS course or any GREK or LATN course not being used to fulfill the global/foreign language General Education requirement3
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.

Department of Classics course descriptions include:

  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR)
  • Classics in English/Classical Civilization (CLAS)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Latin (LATN)

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Classics

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212 Murphey Hall, CB# 3145

(919) 962-7191


Donald C. Haggis

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Al Duncan

Director of Archaeology Program

Hérica Valladares