Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics
The Post-Baccalaureate Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to provide a flexible program of study for students who have an undergraduate degree and who wish to pursue an intensive course of study in the Classical languages for their own education or to prepare themselves for a graduate program. Students in the program take the specific courses in Latin, Greek, or archaeology that are appropriate to their level of ability and training. Students should consider the UNC Post-Baccalaureate Program if:
• They want to prepare themselves to teach Latin, Greek, classical archaeology, or ancient history by undertaking graduate study, but have had only a limited number of courses in Greek or Latin as an undergraduate student.
• They wish to work in classical archaeology, ancient history, or some related field but do not have enough Latin or Greek to be competitive in applying to Ph.D. programs.
• They wish to study Latin or Greek (or both) for their personal intellectual growth and satisfaction.
Please note that this program is not a graduate program, and admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Program does not constitute admission to the Graduate School of The University of North Carolina. Successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School of The University of North Carolina nor to any other graduate program.
Nevertheless, a number of our post-baccalaureate students continue their studies in various fields. For example, from 2008-2010, 13 students were enrolled in Archaeology, Divinity, History, and Classics graduate programs at UNC; Duke University; New York University; Yale University; The Ohio State University; University of Buffalo; Cambridge University, United Kingdom; The University of York, United Kingdom; Vanderbilt University; and The University of Arizona.
All post-baccalaureate students are considered full members of the Classics community. They will have a mailbox and access to the department’s library and computer lab. They may use the facilities of both the House Undergraduate Library and Davis Graduate Library, and the department encourages them to attend our Wednesday noon research talks, formal lectures, the annual department picnic, and weekly teas.
For information please contact
Robert Babcock, director
212 Murphey Hall, CB 3145
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145