The new B.A. in Classical Liberal Arts at TMU is the first undergraduate program of its kind in the United States. It is designed specifically to train students in both the content and pedagogy of the classical liberal arts to prepare them for teaching positions in the rapidly growing Classical Christian Education movement, and/or to pursue graduate work in the humanities.

Students are trained in the content of the Western Classical heritage beginning with Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment — and continuing to the present day in history, literature, art, philosophy and theology. This is augmented with continual training in Socratic pedagogy, providing intensive practice in leading rich and invigorating discussions instead of lecturing on an academic topic. Students study the classical languages and master the classical arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric while pursuing the studia humanitatis (‘study of the human things’).

“The best cultural critics should be Christians”

- Dr. Horner

Upon Completion Students Will Have:

  • Spent 6-weeks studying in Florence, Italy with TMU Italy program

  • Completed colloquium mentoring

  • Interned at a local (Santa Clarita Valley) CCE school

  • Potentially attended TMU’s Israel Bible Extension Program (IBEX), a three-month academic semester right outside of Old City Jerusalem

4 year plan

“Has it ever struck you as odd, or unfortunate, that today, when the proportion of literacy is higher than it has ever been, people should have become susceptible to the influence of advertisement and mass propaganda to an extent hitherto unheard of and unimagined?” ― Dorothy L. Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. ― Aristotle

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. ― John Locke

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ― Saint Augustine

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. ― Helen Keller


Epic | Shakespeare | Art History | Latin or Greek | Calvin | Luther | Medieval History Apologetics | Church History | and more . . .

Course Descriptions
Dr. Horner


A Nationally recognized leader of the Christian Classical Education movement, Dr. Grant Horner is a classical scholar and National Alcuin Fellow with the Society for Classical Learning, and has worked with and trained faculty at dozens of CCE schools around the country. His Ph.D. work was in Renaissance culture and Reformation theology. He is the founder & Director of TMU’s Italy program and was instrumental in starting the Rhetoric School at Trinity Classical Academy in Santa Clarita, California, one of the largest CCE schools in the U.S. Full Bio

This Classical Liberal Arts major will be launching in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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