Classics is a practical choice for the job market. It is an excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, publishing, seminary, library sciences and more. The demand for knowledge of Greek and Latin also has created a need for qualified teachers in these areas, especially when their studies are combined with other fields.
Students who wish to pursue graduate study in Classics-related fields may specialize in Classics, classical archaeology, ancient history, New Testament studies, art history or ancient philosophy.
Classics is an excellent choice for a double major. Recent Classics majors have combined their studies with majors in anthropology, art history, biology/pre-medicine, business, computer science, English, French, geology, German, history, music, philosophy and religion.
Allan Daly '18 is pursing a master of science in health care research at Dartmouth College.
Jordan Brown ’18 is a customer success advocate at Square in St. Louis.
Ethan Doan ‘18 is pursuing a masters of divinity at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia.
Victoria Karnes '18 is a graduate teaching assistant in Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Chris Saladin '17 is pursuing a Ph.D. in history at the University of Minnesota, focusing on the ancient Greek and Roman world.
Bethany Hayenga ’16 is a graduate teaching assistant in Classics while she pursues a master's in comparative literature at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Rachel Akmakjian '16 is an account executive with M. Geller Ltd. in Chicago.
Kelly M. Haidinyak ’15 is a production chemist at Sigma Aldrich, St. Louis.
Shelby Stuparits ’15 is pursuing a doctorate in anthropology and a museum studies certificate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Megan Alano Covey ’14 a speech-language pathologist at Turning Point Autism Foundation, Naperville, Ill.
Mason Kienzle ’14 is an associate attorney at Katten & Temple LLP. in Chicago.
Anna Groebe ’13 is an administrator at Morae Legal, Evanston, Ill.
Robert Morley ’11 is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Iowa.
Luke Osborne ’10 is a software engineer for The MITRE Corp. in Boston.
Nicholas Dee ’09 completed a Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a visiting lecturer in Classics at Cornell College, Iowa.
Vytas Vaznelis ’07 is teaching Classical languages at Saint Peter's Preparatory School in New Jersey.