Honors Projects


In modern times, global connectivity is prioritized especially in the medical field and related professions. A common understanding between professionals in the field is based on a shared language and terminology. As it follows that students of health sciences should be well-versed in the language of their field of study, it is beneficial for them to have an education in Latin and Greek, ancient languages which are the foundation of medical terminology. This research provides an analysis of the relevance of an education in ancient languages to students in healthcare majors. It ultimately illustrates the importance of an education blended with the humanities for a student entering the medical field.


Public and Allied Health


Medical Laboratory Science

First Advisor

James Pfundstein, PhD

First Advisor Department

Classical Studies

Second Advisor

Jessica Bankey, MPH

Second Advisor Department

Public and Allied Health

Publication Date

Spring 5-9-2020