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What Can I Do With My Classics Major?

Think that all you can do with a classics major is teach? Think again! Many employers value the diligence that classics majors portray by translating difficult texts and the training they receive to critically analyze them. The knowledge of ancient history and its impact on today’s society and the skills to write persuasively about these connections are attractive to future employers in a society where clear communication is ever more important. Majoring in classics can open doors to a wide variety of different careers, including, but not limited to, the ones below:

Education

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Student Affairs Including:
    • International Education/Study Abroad
    • Academic Advising
    • Admissions
    • Student Support Services
  • Library and Information Services
  • English as a Second Language Instruction

The Arts

  • Administration/Management
  • Archival Work
  • Education
  • Research
  • Translation
  • Museum Work: Curatorship, Conservation, Restoration
  • Design: Period, Exhibit, Costume, Set
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Appraisal

Government

  • Administration
  • Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Lobbying
  • Legislative Services
  • Program Management
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Translation/Interpreting
  • Foreign Service
  • Library and Information Services

Non-Profit

  • Administration
  • Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Programming
  • Volunteer Coordination

Communications

  • Technical Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Translation

Business / Industry

  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Technical Writing
  • Insurance Underwriting and Claims Management

Law

  • Law Assistance
  • Prosecution
  • Defense
  • Contractual
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Government
  • Mediation
  • Lobbying
Page last modified: November 19, 2014