In Classics, you’re in an excellent position to take full advantage of an Augustana liberal arts education: Classics is a broad, interdisciplinary field focused on the study of ancient Greece and Rome, and encompassing everything from language and literature to history, religion, philosophy, art history, archaeology, mythology, drama, poetry and much, much more.
For your major or minor, choose Classics (which includes study of both the Greek and Latin languages) or Classical studies (focusing on Greek or Latin). We also offer a minor in Biblical languages.
Many Classics majors add a second major/minor. Classics pairs well with any field, and is practical background for careers in law, medicine, publishing, seminary and library sciences, but also provides benefits in more unexpected fields. Known for their superior problem-solving, Classics graduates catch the attention of employers. Recent Augustana grads entering positions in accounting, business, data analytics and health care have stood out for their major and their skills.
If your passion is purely Classics, you might pursue teaching or graduate study in Classics or archaeology, ancient history or philosophy, New Testament studies, comparative literature, or art history.
Kira Banks '23 is the community outreach coordinator at Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network in Itasca, Ill.
Shawn Geison '21 is a rhetoric teaching assistant at the University of Iowa.
Sarah Litwin ’20 is a senior functional chemist at Stepan Company in Chicago.
Jamie Suiter ’20 is a chiropractic assistant at Spine, Sport, Injury Therapy Center in Davenport, Iowa.
Katelyn Farrell '19 is an internal auditor at John Deere in Joliet, Ill.
Allan Daly ’18 is an analytics consultant at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.
Ethan Doan ‘18 is a PRN chaplain with Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.
Christopher Saladin ’17 graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Ph.D. in ancient history in May 2023 and is an assistant visiting professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.