Careers After Classics
Doctor, Lawyer, Grant Writer: What can a degree in Classics do for you? Three WashU alums share how their Classics degree gave them a leg up in their career field.
An undergraduate or graduate degree in Classics or Ancient Studies is excellent preparation for many careers. Our graduates have found success in a wide range of fields, including science, business, law, medicine, and academia. Within six months of graduation, 100% of reporting 2017 graduates had secured opportunities.
Fulfilling the requirements for certification can be expensive. There are, however, a number of sources of funding. You should definitely take advantage of these if you plan to teach. Here are some of the sources:
Don’t be shy about contacting specific schools where you might want to teach. The following placement services can help you hook up with schools:
The go-to site for help finding secondary teaching jobs
The service for college and university job seekers and hiring departments in Classics
Discussions and resources on the variety of careers open to Classics degree holders (continually updated)
A site that helps applicants to PhD programs review program rankings and placement data
A roundup of links to Classics graduate (MA and PhD) and post-baccalaureate programs in North America
An ever-growing network and "facebook" of people using their Classics degrees in many different ways