What Can I Do with a Major in Classical Studies?

The intellectual foundation for Western culture comes from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Classics is the study of their language, literature, art, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

Classical Studies majors learn*:

  • logical reasoning
  • persuasion and argumentation
  • conflict resolution
  • mediation
  • value identification

Many classics graduates decide to continue their education. The Classical Studies major provides a solid foundation for advanced work in the ancient languages and literature, comparative literature, archaeology, religion, history, creative writing, business, mythology, philosophy, and the sciences. Professional schools of law and medicine are also options.

Career options for Classical Studues graduates include**:

  • research and policy analyst
  • public relations specialist
  • communications media planner
  • executive manager
  • foreign service representative
  • travel agent
  • legislative assistant

Additional Resources

*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Classical Studies majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Classical Studies majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.