The Classics Major
The field of Classics familiarizes students with the incredibly rich origins and heritage of Western civilization in language, literature, art, history, philosophy, mythology and religion. But Classics is more than the study of physical remains and legacy of the Greco-Roman world; it is about the role of that legacy in our own culture.
Learn more about Classics at Carthage
Mythology, Greek Civilization, Latin, Greek, Roman Civilization, Archaeology, Ancient History
Course requirements for the Classics majors
- Writing and Research
- Language Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Skills
- Tolerance and Understanding of Cultural Differences
Outlook for Field
Classical studies, like other branches of the liberal arts, both provide skills for making a living and learning as a life-long endeavor. The student who chooses to take courses in the Classics, therefore, has the choice of many professional opportunities. Graduate and professional schools in law, medicine or business welcome students with training in Classics.
Nationally humanities majors with bachelor’s degrees reported starting salaries of $34,982 in 2010. The starting salary for a Museum Conservator was $26,450.
Possible Career Paths
Please note that list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.
- Computer Programmer
- Medical Doctor
- Latin Teacher
- Museum Administrator
- Technical Writer
- Human Services
- Information Services