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Classics & Classical Civilization

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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Classics/Classical Civilization majors  

Overview of major

Classics as an academic discipline consists of several subspecialties, including history, literature, art, archaeology, philosophy, linguistics, and language. Classical Civilization is a broad interdisciplinary course of study for students who are interested in the ancient Greeks and Romans and the origins of western civilization, and who would profit from studying the history, literature, art and culture of those ancient peoples.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Archaeologist
  • Activist
  • Book Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Educational Researcher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Historian
  • Information Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum Curator
  • Publisher
  • Publicist

Examples of internships

  • Baltimore Sun
  • Caroline Center
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Center for Hellenic Studies
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Evergreen Museum & Library
  • Library of Congress
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • National Museum of History
  • New York Museum of Modern Art
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Smithsonian

Possible career fields

Education

  • Teaching
  • Gifted and talented

Journalism

  • Research
  • Publishing
  • Writing

International relations

Public services

  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-profits
  • Museums
  • Human rights

Seminary
 

Possible work settings

  • Government
  • Museums
  • Historical societies
  • Law firms
  • Libraries
  • Theaters
  • Schools

Important skills and abilities

  • Analytical ability
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing
  • Active listening
  • Organization

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors (CP Category)
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads (CP Category)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)
  • How to Find Your Mission in Life (CP Section)
  • 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For (H/PS Section)
  • Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados (FL Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Classics/Classical Civilization majors

  • Master of Medieval Studies
  • JD
  • PhD, Classics
  • MA, Women’s Studies
  • Masters in Museum Studies
  • MBA
  • MA, Museum Training
  • PhD, Curatorial Studies
  • MA, Art History and Archaeology
  • MFA, Theater

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