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Program Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate Program is designed to be as flexible as possible in order to allow students to take course that will suit their interests and needs. All entering post-baccalaureate students work with the post-baccalaureate advisor in the Department to design an appropriate course of study. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a post-baccalaureate certificate in Classical Studies. In order to earn the certificate each student must:

  • earn at least 13 credits in the program.
  • complete at least two semesters in the program.
  • enroll in at least six credits (two regular courses) each semester, with at least one course in Latin or Greek.
  • earn at least six credits at the advanced 300 or 400 level in either Latin or Greek.
  • earn at least six credits at the intermediate 200-level or above in the other language (whichever is not used for the previous requirement).
  • complete a one-credit proseminar that provides an introduction to research methods and resources in Classical Studies.
  • earn grades that fulfill the department's continuance standards.

Post-baccalaureate students may also enroll in courses offered by the Department in Classical Civilization (CLCV) and (space permitting) in courses of other departments.  Please note that the Post-Baccalaureate Program is not a graduate program, nor does the successful completion of the program guarantee admission to any graduate program.