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The BGSU Latin major opens the doors to learning about the languages and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome.
Modern ideas about many things — from politics to art, athletics, history, law, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, society — come from the ancient Greeks and Romans.
In addition, studying Latin expands your vocabulary, improves your grammar skills, and makes you a more effective communicator.
Over the course of your working career, you are expected to hold 8-10 different jobs. Today's employers seek to hire those who have learned transferrable skills that are fundamental to your study of Classics and Latin — collaboration, communication, problem-finding and problem-solving.
Latin is excellent preparation for pre-law, pre-dental and pre-medical programs. It also provides the foundation for graduate work in ancient art and archaeology, ancient history, Classics, or philosophy.
And when you have an understanding of world languages and cultures, you gain a skill that is fundamental for today’s global citizens. When you graduate with a language degree, you can go on to find work in fields as diverse as the arts, business, education, environmental advocacy, government, health and social services, international relations, journalism, politics, theology, and translation services.
Also, learning a second language has many neurological benefits. Increased cognitive flexibility, improved abilities in concentration and focus were found across several studies.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that in 2020 the median salary for graduates of a foreign language degree, including Latin, was $54,000.
Go Far in your career
- Art Historian
- Museum Curator
There is no better way to learn the language and customs of another country than to immerse yourself in that culture. All World Languages and Cultures majors are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. The department offers study abroad opportunities in Austria, China, Cuba, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Russia, and Spain.
BGSU has a number of learning communities, which are residence hall arrangements in which students live in proximity with others who share common interests.
The Global Village Learning Community consists of international and American students of all majors who have a sincere interest in meeting and learning about people from other countries and cultures. Residents are paired with students of different cultural backgrounds and share a living space. This unique and dynamic community is fueled by cross-cultural conversation, fun times, friendship and moments of discovery.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Latin are expected to:
- Read, comprehend and comment insightfully and critically on texts in Latin;
- Demonstrate translating skills by parsing words accurately, using knowledge of Latin and English grammar and syntax;
- Express knowledge of the genre of the works being translated;
- Apply critical analysis and interpretive skills to Latin literature and the society that produced it;
- Engage in rational, civil discourse about complex topics in a manner respectful of others.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Latin program went through Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2016-17.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Latin program does not lead to professional licensure.
* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: 06/23/2022 11:29AM