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Ancient Languages - Greek, Latin, Hebrew, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Wheaton, IL, United States
As a student of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin at Wheaton College, you will develop an awareness and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the ancient world through encounters with original texts.
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 You will discover in these texts our shared cultural heritage and recurring questions of human existence.

Within the Ancient Languages major you will have the opportunity to choose an emphasis in one of the three languages with a view to reading and working with texts of the Hebrew, classical, and Christian traditions. In addition to the area of emphasis there is opportunity to branch out into the other two languages. Periodically, courses in yet additional languages (e.g., Akkadian, Aramaic, Ugaritic) are also offered.

In addition to encouraging you to master the languages, we wish to stimulate you to grasp concepts and shape your own, to ask significant questions and to seek answers to them, to develop original ideas, to become intellectually self-motivated, and to give great attention to accuracy in the use and interpretation of your languages.

The place of Greek and Latin at Wheaton reflected the value of the classical languages in the life of an educated person of that time and was assumed to be an essential part of the liberal arts curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary I Greek / Latin / Hebrew
  • Elementary II Greek / Latin / Hebrew
  • Intermediate Greek / Latin / Hebrew
  • Elementary I, II, Intermediate Greek
  • Elementary I, II, Intermediate Latin
  • Elementary I, II, Intermediate Hebrew
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics 
  • Akkadian Cuneiform 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 18 units should be earned in high school. (A unit is one full year of a subject.) Only courses taken in grades 9-12 are counted. An applicant should plan to complete at least 14 units by the end of his/her junior year. 
  • Of the 18 units, 15 must be earned in the academic areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language. Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of one foreign language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36420 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    36420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36420 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wheaton

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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