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Classics & Classical Civilization

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

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.


What can I do with the major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

 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 Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • 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

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

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