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What is Classics? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU College of Liberal Arts

What is Classics?

According to Google, Classics is "a school subject that involves the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, and history."

Here is a blurb about Classics from BigFuture (by The College Board), "Ancient Greek and Roman literature continues to be reinterpreted in every way possible, turning up in forms as different as James Joyce’s Ulysses and Wonder Woman comic books. Yet you may be surprised by how different from us the founders of Western civilization were after all...

"There is still a lot we don’t know about the way the ancients lived. Classics majors delight in finding out. Whether researching the ethnic diversity of ancient Rome or putting a fresh spin on an old favorite while translating it, they keep an eye out for the unexpected."

Classics - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Event Coordinator
News Analyst
Financial Consultant
Foreign Affairs Specialist
Foreign Language Professor/Teacher
Greek & Roman Civilization Expert
Art Critic
Heritage Site Manager
Arts Administrator
Public Interest Advocate
Auctioneer/Auction House Worker
Human Resources Analyst
Border Patrol Agent
Intelligence Specialist
Civil Rights Analyst
International Relations Specialist
Computer Programmer
Social Worker
Literature Professor/Teacher
Management Analyst
Stock Broker
Customs Inspector
Marketing Analyst
Technical Writer
Tourism Director
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Professor
Music Historian
Visual Information Specialist
Education Services Specialist

Related Skills

Analysis Skills Independent
Comfortable with Unconventional Topics Knowledge of Specific Languages (At Times)
Communication (Oral & Written) Reading Skills
Comprehend Philosophy & Literature Reserach/Investigative Skills
Follow Deadlines Understanding of Different Cultures & Societies
Imagination Work Well Under Pressure

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Famae Volent - An Interactive Website Devoted to the Classics & Archaeology Job Market.

All Classics Jobs

Museum Jobs

Find a Museum Job

National Museum Jobs - UK

Library & Information Jobs

Jobs for Info Pros

Glassdoor - Classics Professor Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Classics - Universtiy of Reading

Classics - Job Options

Professional Association Links

The American Classical League - great resource for job openings, teaching resources, awards and scholarships, and activities.

American Library Association - is a great resource where you can find out which masters programs are ALA certified, find scholarships, and employment.

American Philological Association - provides information about the study of Greek and Roman languages, literature, and civilization, as well as education information, awards and professional matters.

National Committee for Latin and Greek - learn about Classics news, find fun and interesting facts, figures and resources. Explore the site to learn more about Latin and Greek and how you can be successful with this major too.

Association of Ancient Historians - functions as a forum for interaction between historians and emphasizes collegiality and social interaction, while providing news, and study and employment opportunities.

American Translators’ Association - provides a great career guide which discusses job trends, online directories, resume information, development opportunities.

National Association of Independent Writers and Editors - provides career building information and how you can set yourself appart.

American Association of Museums - learn about various career opportunities in association with museums, and find job postings.

Miscellaneous Links

Latin - More than Just a Language

How Latin Aids English Reading Comprehension

Electronic Resources for Classicists

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