A major in Foreign Language with a Concentration in Latin consists of 31 credits beginning at the 100 level. Students who begin at the 200 level or higher may count prior learning credits toward the major. Two (2) elective courses [6 credits] within the major are chosen in accordance with the academic interests of the student and their intended career path. These may be additional advanced level Latin, Greek courses, courses in a modern language such as Italian; or, courses taught in English by another department where the study of a classical culture, its history and/or literature are a major focus. These elective courses are intended to provide students with supporting skills that will serve them in graduate studies in classics or other particular career paths.
Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in Latin at Mount St. Mary’s, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take LATIN 498 - Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language with Concentration in Latin, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.