University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Classics

Careers in the Classics

What can I do with a Classics degree?

Given the great range and depth of knowledge required of the field—language, culture, philosophy, history—the study of Classics at UVM leaves students very well prepared to lead fulfilling, informed lives and to pursue a variety of fruitful careers.

Many UVM Classics majors go on to graduate study in Classics, philosophy, comparative literature, history, art history, or medieval studies; others enter the professions of law, business, or medicine; still others are employed immediately in secondary education, museums, publishing houses, journalism, and a wide range of business endeavors.

Classics majors tend to be successful because they master grammar and syntax, expand their vocabulary, and learn intellectual rigor, communication skills, and analytical skills. They also possess the ability to handle complex information, and, above all, a breadth of view which few other disciplines can provide.

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