University of Vermont

CAS Classics Major


Alumni with a degree in Classics (Latin, Greek or Classical Civilizations) pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Classics.


Job Title

Career Industry

Environmental Lawyer Law
Humanities Faculty Secondary Education
Librarian Library Science
Research Assistant Medical Research
Marketing Manger Food Manufacturing/Distribution
Administrative Coordinator Higher Education
Merchandise Specialist Merchandise/Retailing
Program Support Specialist Administrative Support
Sales/Customer Representative Translation Services
Teacher Secondary Education


Recent Employers

Curtis Memorial Library St. Luke’s Hospital
Gorton’s Seafood University of Texas-Austin
Home Depot State Compensation Insurance Fund
PostScript, Inc. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
Black Horse Asset Management Western International Media
Sun Guard New England Sports Academy

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Transferable Skills Fostered:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Interpreting meaning from compositions and mythology
Logical reasoning

Evaluate and diagnose conflict with knowledge about mediation and resolution

Prose composition
Experience in seminar style discussion and presentation
Master grammar and expand vocabulary

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Systematic review of grammar and syntax
Encounter primary sources

Plan social and academic events

Organize materials

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Listening and reading critically to gather meaning
Debate effectively
Articulate ideas and persuade others

Identifying values of ancient cultures and interpreting their impact on western culture

Rigorous instruction in the ancient languages
Handle complex information and history spanning over three millennia


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