Certificate Program

For students who are pursuing a major other than classics or classical studies, the Department of Classics offers the opportunity to earn a certificate in Greek or Roman language and culture. The requirements are:

  1. Three Greek and/or Latin courses — one course may be at the 200 level; the remaining two must be 300 level courses.
  2. A piece of independent work. This can be satisfied in several ways:
  • by a substantial paper growing out of one of the courses taken to fulfill the certificate requirement (this will be in addition to the work required in the course).
  • by a substantial paper on a topic agreed upon with an instructor in the department and approved by the program.
  • with the agreement of the home department and the program, by a piece of independent work that will satisfy the requirements of both home department and program.
  • as a substitute for a piece of independent work, students may take either an additional course in their language at the 200 or 300 level or a CLA course focusing on the culture of their certificate program.


To enter either certificate program, students must file a written application in the Department of Classics before October 1 of their senior year.

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