Samford offers an outstanding education in the ancient Greek language, with emphasis on the prose and poetry of ancient Greece, alongside travel opportunities and courses in the history and culture of the classical world and its importance for the 21st century.
Objectives and Curriculum
As a Greek major you can travel to Greece with experienced faculty guides, develop the language skills to explore the ancient world through the words of its original chroniclers and engage with the ideas that are the foundation of western culture.
Is This Program for Me?
Greek majors are curious about how the ancient past created our present. They have aptitude in language. They love to explore other countries and cultures. They recognize that study of Greek language and ancient cultures provides significant advantages in many careers.
What Makes Us Different?
Samford’s Greek professors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience, and work closely with students in small classroom settings and in the field, exploring the remains of ancient Greece and revealing how that culture continues to shape our own. They are uniquely qualified to explain the influence of ancient cultures on the development of Christianity, providing an essential historical foundation for personal faith and professional calling to ministry. Because travel is essential to the complete classics education, we offer the Mae E. Flynt Travel Scholarship to help students participate in Classics Department programs in Greece and Italy.
The Greek major’s emphasis on language, history, travel and the foundational ideas and values of western culture is outstanding preparation for careers in education, ministry, history, archaeology, political science, law, philosophy and religion. You may choose to combine a Greek major with a major in religion, philosophy, pre-law, history, political science or any other undergraduate major to tailor your education to your specific career goals.
Greek majors are well prepared to pursue graduate studies and careers in that subject and in classics, language, history, archaeology, political science, law, philosophy and religion.