Classics is an inherently interdisciplinary field, embracing the study of languages, literature, history, and material culture. Classicists are highly trained in critical thinking, argumentation, research, and writing.  These skills are valued by a wide variety of professions--but because there are so many possible pathways, classicists benefit greatly from considering career options early, talking with advisors about them frequently, and trying out different possibilities through coursework, summer activities, and internships.

Some students who graduate from our department stay in the field, but a significant number also choose careers outside of classics, successfully entering such areas as law, business, IT, and government.  We enthusiastically support our students no matter where their goals may take them.

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