The certificate in Buddhist studies program offers students an interdisciplinary field straddling anthropology, art history, Asian studies, history, language study, literary and textual studies, philosophy, and religious studies. 

With one of the largest concentrations of scholars of Buddhist studies in the United States, the Five Colleges provides an excellent environment in which to study Buddhism, enabling students to explore most of the major Buddhist traditions. In addition to our many junior year abroad and other extended study programs in Asia, our academic exchange program with the Central University of Tibetan Studies in India offers a unique opportunity for our students to work with eminent Tibetan scholars.