Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Latin (LATINMIN)Department of Classical Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Minor in Latin enables students to begin to access some of the world's most exciting and profound texts in the original language. It allows students to immerse themselves in the language and culture of ancient Rome while also providing them with important analytical skills that can be adapted to a wide range of other fields.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Literature. Nine (9) credit hours:
  2. Electives. Six (6) additional credit hours:
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.