What can I do with a major in Classical Languages?
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.
UGA Classical Languages Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
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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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- Encyclopedia Mythica
- Electronic Resources for Classicists
- American Library Association
- American Philological Association
- American Classical League
- The Classical Association of the Midwest & South
- American Numismatic Society
- The Center for Ancient Studies
- Association of Ancient Historians
- American Academy in Rome
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- Archaeological Institute of America
- The Classical Association
- The Women’s Classical Caucus
- National Committee for Latin and Greek