Latin 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 Latin minor is a less intensive version of the Latin concentration in the major, and requires only four courses in Latin beyond the fourth semester. It is a useful option for students who have studied Latin in high school and would like to continue for their own enjoyment, as well as for students with a particular interest in medieval or early modern studies.


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
Four (4) coures in Latin numbered LATN 221 or higher12
Total Hours12

The minor in Latin 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.

Latin (LATN) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Classics

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Donald C. Haggis

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Al Duncan

Director of Archaeology Program

Hérica Valladares