Post-Baccalaureate in Classical Languages

Offered through the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the post-baccalaureate certificate program is designed to help you reach and exceed advanced levels in Greek and Latin in order to prepare you for graduate study in the various fields of classics. This program is ideal for

  • Students who came to classics late in their undergraduate careers who need additional language courses to prepare them for advanced degrees in classics
  • Current graduate students in related fields (e.g., religion, philosophy, art history, linguistics, comparative literature) who wish to increase their knowledge of classical languages
  • Secondary school teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical languages and enhance their credentials

The post-baccalaureate certificate program is offered completely online to offer you more flexibility than the traditional, face-to-face classroom experience allows. All courses are taught online asynchronously to allow students maximum flexibility to complete their assignments; all materials are available online.


The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.
  • Computer webcam, and microphone to take the courses and exams

  • Adobe Reader (free download)

  • Unicode Greek font (free download)


Tuition & Fees

Online Tuition $587 per credit hour 13 credit hours $7,631 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester 2 semesters $1,194 USD
Total Program Cost     $8,825 USD

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Office of the Registrar website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 


Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate:  13 (credit hours)

Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  N/A

Admission Requirements

Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply for post-baccalaureate admission to UGA.  Requirements are based on UGA's Undergraduate admissions standards. The Classics Department also requires a supplemental application, a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.

No SAT, ACT, or GRE scores are required for post-baccalaureate applicants.

Application Check List

  1. UGA Post-Baccalaureate Student Application (UGA Undergraduate Admissions) – Post-Baccalaureate students must apply for admission to UGA through UGA's Undergraduate Admissions. Non-Refundable Application Fee: $60.
  2. Classics Department Post-Baccalaureate Supplemental Application – Complete form and e-mail as pdf attachment to gradinq@uga.edu.
  3. Official Transcripts – Submit two sets of official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities.  Submit one set to UGA and one set to the Classics Department.
  4. Statement of Purpose – Submit to the Classics Department.
  5. Letters of Recommendation – Submit two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your background to the Classics Department.
  6. International Applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to UGA.


If you are a veteran or active duty personnel, visit University of Georgia's Undergraduate Admissions Information for Veterans for relevant information and assistance.

International Students

Please refer to the UGA International Transfer Application Requirements.

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Missed the deadline? The Post-Bacc Classical Languages program may still be accepting applications. Ask about a deadline extension in the Request for Information form.


Program Structure

To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete a year of intensive study in the classical languages, maintaining a B average in the program. The curriculum comprises five courses (13 credit hours) over the course of two semesters.


The basic required course of study:

Fall Semester

GREK 5001E (Intensive Greek Prose)
LATN 5001E (Intensive Latin Prose)
CLAS 5000E (Proseminar in Classics)

Spring Semester

GREK 5002E (Intensive Greek Poetry)
LATN 5002E (Intensive Latin Poetry)

Elective and pre-requisite courses (not required for the certificate):

LATN 4/6770E (Latin Teaching Methods)
GREK 2050/2060 (Intensive Beginning Greek 1 and 2)
LATN 2050/2060 (Intensive Beginning Latin 1 and 2)

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Contact Information

Contact the online Classical Languages Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.

Email us using the request for information form or call 1 (706) 948-2604