36.00 Academic Units Required

This program is designed to prepare students who already have a BA and who seek additional language study in Greek and Latin for admission to graduate programs in Classics and related fields. Students who meet the program's entrance requirements can expect to complete the program, earning the certificate at the end of one academic year of study. Faculty advisor Dr. Amy Richlin will assist students in planning their course of study. The curriculum includes a post-baccalaureate seminar taught by a UCLA faculty member which is exclusive to students in the program. This seminar culminates in the completion of a research paper for the purpose of submission as a writing sample for graduate school applications. Graduates of this program have been admitted to graduate study in Classics, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Religion, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of Michigan, New York University, University of Pittsburgh, USC, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. 

  • Minimum requirement for completion of the program is 36 units of course work comprising the following: The Classics Post-Baccalaureate Seminar (taken Pass/No Pass), three Greek and three Latin courses beyond the first year of study, and additional courses in Classics, Ancient History, or other disciplines directly related to the program. More advanced students may take graduate seminars in the fields of Classics, Greek, and Latin only with the approval of the Faculty Advisor and instructor of the seminar. Students typically complete the program in three quarters, however students may also opt to extend the program over an additional year.
  • Students who wish to earn a certificate in only one language (Latin or Greek) must complete six courses in that language beyond the first year of study. 
  • 2018-19 Application Deadline: March 1, 2018; applications will be accepted after this deadline until the program is full.

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Jennifer Polutan
(310) 825-7093

Estimated Cost
Estimated Program Tuition: $10,600.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $800.00
Estimated Total Cost: $11,495.00

Internship Available: No

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Certificate in Classics - Post-Baccalaureate Program*


Minimum Required

4 Academic Unit(s)

Students must complete the 4-unit Seminar course.

Minimum Required

Students must complete 12 units of coursework in Greek.

Minimum Required

Students must complete 12 units of coursework in Latin.

Minimum Required

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.