A study of Greek will enable you to read classical works by philosophers such as Plato and Sophocles and the New Testament in their original language. There are many reasons to learn Greek.

The Greek Minor will help you to develop writing and reading skills in Greek and will increase your knowledge of the ancient Greek culture. See below for our Greek minor requirements, classes, and resources.

Greek Minor Requirements

To obtain the Greek Minor, you must first complete all lower-division course work (all 1000 and 2000 level classes) or its equivalent in Greek, followed by 9 hours of upper division credit in courses taught in Greek. You will need a GPA of 2.5 with no grade below ā€œCā€ in all upper-division Greek courses. 

To declare a Greek Minor, go to 213 Life Sciences East or call 405-744-5658 to meet with Anthony Valentine.

Classical Studies Minor Requirements

You may also study Greek to complete the Classical Studies Minor. First complete 12 hours of Greek or Latin and then 9 hours from FLL 2103, ART 3603, HIST 3023, HIST 3033, or PHIL 3113 with a GPA of 2.0.  


GREK 1713 - Elementary Classical Greek I
Grammar and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Previously offered as GREK 1113.

GREK 1813 - Elementary Classical Greek II
A continuation of GREK 1713. Grammar and readings of classical Greek authors. Previously offered as GREK 1223. Prerequisite(s): GREK 1713 or equivalent proficiency.

GREK 2713 - Elementary Classical Greek III
A continuation of GREK 1813. Grammar and readings of classical Greek authors. Previously offered as GREK 2113. Prerequisite(s): GREK 1813 or equivalent proficiency.

GREK 2813 - intermediate Readings
An introduction to a variety of classical authors to increase reading facility and grammatical comprehension. Previously offered as GREK 2213. Prerequisite(s): GREK 2713 or equivalent proficiency.

GREK 3330 - Advanced Readings
Prose authors, epic poetry, drama, Koine Greek and religious texts. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): GREK 2813 or equivalent proficiency.

GREK 4113 - Greek Literature in Translation (H)
Readings of significant works from ancient Greek literature and philosophy in English translation, from Homer through Aristotle. Readings and classes conducted in English.


  • The Language Lab is located in Gundersen 205/207 and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. In it there are computers that you can use to complete your assignments. 
  • Mango. As an OSU student, you have access to Mango for free (OSU login required). Mango is a program that you can use on your computer or you can download the app for your mobile device to learn Greek and keep up on your Greek language skills.