Using your training

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. 

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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.

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I look back on the education I received in the Department of Classics at Washington University with much gratitude, because it formed the basis for my entire subsequent career ... thanks to the wonderful combination of very high standards and a very supportive environment, my language skills went from zero to pretty good, good enough for me to get into a top-rated graduate program.

―James B. Rives, PhDKenan Eminent Professor, Dept. of Classics, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill