Classics majors go on to pursue many different careers. While you certainly will find teachers and professors, classics majors also go on to pursue medicine, law, business, arts, and government and communications as well. An excellent article on translating your Classics major to the world of work was written by Dr. Kate Brooks for Psychology Today and can be found here

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Classics Majors Find Their Future in the Past

What can you do with a Classics major?

Published on March 3, 2010 by Katharine Brooks, Ed.D. in Career Transitions

Have you ever considered...

  • Why every aspiring screenwriter needs to understand the Hero's Journey?
  • How your knowledge of Greek tragedy could help you steer a better course in your career on Wall Street?
  • Why Antigone might have trouble working in pharmaceutical sales?
  • If you can answer these questions, then you're probably a Classics major and you'll do well in the job search.

Read the full article.