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 go on to specialize in Classics, classical archaeology, ancient history, New Testament studies, art history, comparative literature or ancient philosophy.
Classics is an excellent choice for a double major. Recent Classics majors have combined their studies with majors in accounting, anthropology, art history, biology/pre-medicine, business, chemistry, communication sciences and disorders, computer science, English, French, geology, German, history, mathematics, music, philosophy and religion.
Allan Daly '18 is working at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as a biostatisitician.
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 finishing a master's degree in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while pursing a career in museums.
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.