On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Classical Studies majors, skills Classical Studies majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Classical Studies program


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Classical Studies include:

  • Assistant to the Dean of Humanities & Arts
  • Director/Lecturer
  • Language Teacher
  • Publications Assistant
  • Teacher of English Language Arts

Career-Related Skills

  • Communications: Greek and Latin majors develop skills in oral expression, critical reading, translation and writing in another language.
  • Human Relations: Classical studies majors develop an appreciation for other cultures and receptivity to new ideas.
  • Research & Problem Solving: Comparison of ideas, problem identification, developing problem-solving techniques, and information analysis are all skills used by Classical Studies majors.

Career-Related Web Sites

American Classical League - Publications, scholarships, events, and teaching resources for classicists.

American Philological Association - Society for ancient Greek and Roman studies. Website provides membership information, resources, and current related news.

Classical Studies Resources - A listing of classical studies societies with links to their web pages. 

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.