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Classical Languages Degree (Bachelor of Arts)

Creighton’s Bachelor of Arts in classical languages will give you the tools to fully immerse yourself in the ancient world. A classical languages degree is perfect for those who want to understand the literary references and artistic representations of ancient customs, myths and people.

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Creighton is committed to giving its students a thorough understanding of the history, philosophy and culture of the ancient past, which continues to shape our world today.

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Program Details

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Arts in classical languages is designed to prepare students for a variety of career paths. Many classical and Near Eastern civilizations majors go on to pre-professional study in health sciences or law.

As a classical languages major, you will:

  • Discover ancient languages, literatures and cultures
  • Develop analytical, critical and creative thinking skills
  • Analyze and respond to written works in your concentration language

In this program, undergraduates will explore the key works of the classical and ancient Near Eastern world, compose prose in ancient languages and, finally, complete the program with a public defense of your senior thesis.


Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 27 credit hours in the classical languages curriculum.

Classical Languages Minor

You may also minor in classical languages, choosing to focus on Greek or Latin. View minor curriculum.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

The majority of classical and Near Eastern civilizations majors go on to pre-professional study in health sciences or law. Additionally, some of our recent graduates have gone on to become journalists and teachers.

Naturally, our majors move on to competitive graduate schools as well. Since 2000, we’ve had students pursue studies at:

  • University of Iowa
  • Notre Dame
  • Emory University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • UCLA
  • Yale
  • Oxford

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