UGA Specific Information for Classical Languages

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue studies in Greek, Latin or Greek and Latin literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, and religion while concentrating on the Greek and/or Latin language.


Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Classical Languages Majors for the Class of 2016*

Duke University | Stanford University | The University of California, Los Angeles | The University of Virginia

UGA Classical Languages Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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General Information and Strategies

  • Classics is an interdisciplinary major useful for cultivating verbal, written, and logical reasoning skills and for broadening one’s world view.  Classics majors  often develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills valued by many types of employers and graduate programs.  Latin and Greek language training is particularly helpful for learning legal and medical terminology.
  • An undergraduate major is adequate for entry-level positions in communications, business, government, or nonprofit.  Develop a career goal, and gain the appropriate experiences, skills, and credentials to qualify for those types of positions.
  • Seek experience in your interest area through internships, summer or part-time work, or volunteer positions.
  • Develop excellent writing and research skills.
  • Join organizations such as The American Classical League or The American Philological Association to establish a professional network.
  • Study and/or travel abroad to contribute to your understanding of the field.
  • Pursue graduate education in classics for increased opportunities. Plan to specialize in one area such as Latin and Greek, classical literature, classical archaeology or classical civilization.
  • A classics major serves as good preparation for graduate study in other analytical subjects such as law, anthropology, medieval studies, philosophy, history, or English, and for research or practice in religion. Consider combining study in the classics with a major or minor in another discipline to maximize opportunities.
  • Secure strong relationships and personal recommendations from professors, and become familiar with the specific entrance exam for graduate or professional schools.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in jobs of interest to learn about their career fields and to build a network of contacts.


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