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.
A sampling of graduates
Bethany Hayenga ’16 is a graduate teaching assistant in Classics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
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 ’14 is a speech-language pathologist at Physio in Oswego, Illinois.
Mason Kienzle ’14 is a paralegal at Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwek LLP.
Anna Groebe ’13 is an administrator at Morae Legal, Evanston, Illinois.
Robert Morley ’11 is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Iowa.
Luke Osborne ’10 is studying computer engineering at Boston University.
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.