Established in 1948, the Classics and Philosophy Honors A.B. is the University's first and oldest honors program. True to Xavier's Jesuit heritage, the program emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of classics and philosophy. Students study the classic texts of Western civilization in the original Latin and Greek while fostering deeper understanding of the values and ideals they embrace.
Students accepted to this program fulfill the University's core curriculum requirements and complete additional hours in the classical languages and philosophy. Courses are offered in special honors sections and include additional seminars and tutorials. Most CPHABs double major (e.g. English, Psychology, History) or complete a Natural Science minor in preparation for the MCATs as pre-meds.
Students who complete the program are awarded an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree. Some students pursue another field of study in addition to the honors curriculum, completing a minor or a second major, or premedical or pre-law requirements. Graduates go into a wide variety of careers including academia, medicine, law and business. CPHAB students,
CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY HONORS BACHELOR OF ARTS STUDENTS ARE:
• Derivative Associates
• Neurologists and Neurosurgeons
• Legislative Program Managers
• Financial Planners
• Orthopedic Surgeons
• College Professors (e.g. English, Classics, History, Theology, Philosophy)
• Public and Private High School Teachers
• Jesuit Volunteers
• Technical Writers
Prepare for any career with a degree centered in Latin, Greek, and philosophy. Join HAB, the oldest interdisciplinary Honors Program at Xavier, based on the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum and designed to create successful, lifelong learners.
Contact the Director:
Thomas E. Strunk, Ph.D.
Director, Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts Program
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207- 5181
Phone 513-745-1930 | email