Those interested in going on to seminary will find knowledge of the Greek language a valuable skill, but anyone enthralled by history, philosophy or biblical studies will enjoy Greek courses. Take an interim class in Greece, learn to read ancient texts—including the New Testament—in the original language, and discover the context of early Christian faith.


As a Greek major or minor at Calvin, you'll focus on both the language and culture of ancient Greece. Additionally, you'll develop invaluable research and communication skills.

Careers in Greek

  • Biblical scholar
  • linguist
  • educator
  • librarian

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Participate in Classics Club; Volunteer with local branches of JCL (Junior Classical League), serve as a tutor.

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By the numbers

Students who participate in cross-cultural learning
Modern languages taught at Calvin
Students who studied off-campus last year


Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Bruce and Esther (VanManen) Drukker Family Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need required; preference to those also pursuing a degree in secondary education in addition to a degree in Classical Languages
  • automatic consideration
Ernest Van Vugt Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
Richard and Sylvia Wevers Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,200
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need not required; excelling in the study of Greek
  • automatic consideration
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Young Kim

Young Kim
Assistant Professor
Department of History
HH 480
(616) 526-7568

David Noe

David Noe
Associate Professor
Department of Classics
HH 363
(616) 526-6295

Mark Williams

Mark Williams
Academic Dean for Arts, Languages, and Education
Department of Classics
SC 383C
(616) 526-6203

Jeffrey Winkle

Jeffrey Winkle
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
HH 359
(616) 526-6813

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