Classics, Postbaccalaureate Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

This program is designed for students who have a BA but do not have sufficient skills in Latin and/or Greek to continue on in graduate school, seminary, or other programs that require multiple years of both languages. Students in the postbaccalaureate program take classes at the University of Iowa in areas that are appropriate for their long-term goals. The program is typically one year in length, but students may continue if deemed appropriate by the faculty.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • intermediate to advanced comprehension of classical languages such as ancient Greek and Latin; and
  • improvement in writing and communication skills for graduate school applications or other advanced studies focusing on the ancient world.