Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics

Continue your Classics studies with this one-year post-baccalaureate program for Greek and Latin.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals who have completed a bachelor's program or equivalent in Classics or a related field
  • Individuals preparing for admission to graduate programs in Classics or a related field
  • Individuals who completed a bachelor's or equivalent and want to study Classics full-time
  • Individuals with a bachelor's degree who want to expand their Classics and humanities knowledge

What you can learn.

  • Opportunity to study Classics full-time
  • Insight from a post-baccalaureate seminar that is exclusive to this program
  • Access to top Classics resources, including UCLA's libraries and special collections
  • Access to lectures and conferences hosted by the Department of Classics, Getty Center, Huntington Library, and more

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Students must complete the 4-unit Seminar course.
Greek Requirement
Students must complete 12 units of coursework in Greek.
Latin Requirement
Students must complete 12 units of coursework in Latin.
Students are required to take a minimum of 8 units of elective coursework in areas such as Classics, Greek, Latin, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Art History, Digital Humanities, History, Information Studies, Philosophy, or Psychology. Additional subject areas may be considered. Please consult with the program adviser for more information.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internships Available
Visa Requirement Applicable
VA Benefit Eligible
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The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

UCLA Extension and the UCLA Department of Classics present the UCLA Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classics, a one-year program offering students who have completed a bachelor’s program or its equivalent the opportunity to study Classics or Latin full time, and earn a certificate in preparation for admission to graduate programs in Classics and related fields. The Program begins Fall Quarter and is supervised by the faculty of UCLA’s internationally recognized Department of Classics. Students in the Program are an integral part of the Department’s overall teaching mission and enroll in regular undergraduate (and, with permission, graduate) courses.

The city and university also offer students many resources, including UCLA’s own excellent libraries and special collections. In addition, students may take full advantage of the vibrant program of lectures, conferences, and concerts organized by the university’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) and by the Department of Classics, as well as the Getty Center located nearby, the Huntington Library in Pasadena, and other community offerings.

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