Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classics
The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics at the University of California, Davis, is designed for students who already have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree but seek additional training in Greek and Latin language, literature, and cultural studies in order to strengthen their preparation for graduate school in Classics and related fields, such as Ancient History, Art History and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, and Philosophy.
The Program gives these students a rigorous, yet flexible program, which can be tailored to their own needs and background. It can help students improve their facility in the ancient languages and prepare them for admission to a graduate program of their choice.
The Post-Baccalaureate Program may also be of value for high school and community college teachers seeking to refresh their knowledge and improve their credentials.
Course of Study
The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics requires residence for a minimum of three quarters, and the completion of at least six upper division courses, or 24 units. The minimum requirements for completion of the Program are to reach the level of proficiency equivalent to two years of advanced study in one of the ancient languages, Latin or Greek, and one year of advanced study in the other language. High school teachers seeking to improve their skills in Latin only may substitute courses in cultural studies of the ancient Mediterranean world for the Greek language courses.
The exact program of study for each student can be adapted to the student's needs, and the time needed to complete the program will depend on the student's background and level of preparation.
Students who have good language skills in one ancient language may move directly to advanced study in that language, while improving their skills in the second language. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the University's offerings of advanced study in Classics and other allied areas, such as art history, ancient history, and philosophy. Students are also encouraged to acquire a reading knowledge of German and French.
Each student will receive individual advising, not only on the design of a Post-Baccalaureate Program, but also about career goals and application to graduate schools. Upon successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate program, students will receive a Postgraduate Certificate from UC Davis UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education.
For admission to this certificate program, the prospective student should send the following 5 items to UC Davis Department of Languages & Literatures:
- Completed application form
- College or University transcript, with date of actual or expected B.A. degree clearly indicated
- Statement of purpose (one-typed page)
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from college or university instructors
- $125 application fee, payable to U.C. Regents
UCD Department of Languages & Literatures
Graduate Program Staff
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Tuition and Fees
Enrollment is through Open Campus Program https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/open-campus administered by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. For fees, enrollment, and general information, please visit https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/open-campus/general-information . The 2019-2020 per-unit enrollement fee is $300 per academic unit. This is on top of the $125 application fee. Fees cover instruction and some library privileges.
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education can provide information on continuing education loan programs. Please see the information under Student Services, financing your education https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/financing-your-education. Post-Baccalaureate students may also be eligible for employment as readers in undergraduate Classics courses.
Each student will receive individual advising, not only on the design of a Post-Baccalaureate Program, but also about career goals and application to graduate schools. Upon successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate program, students will receive a Postgraduate Certificate from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education.
For further information about this program, contact Professor Carey Seal.
For information on financial aid and other University Continuing and Professional Education Student Services, contact https://extension.ucdavis.edu/contact-us
Congratulations Class of 2020!
Congratulations to Naida Nooristani, Caty Movich, and CW Wilkinson on completing your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics!
Students who have recently completed the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate have had great success in being admitted to graduate programs at internationally known institutions, including UCLA, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, Brown University and the University of Georgia.