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Classical Studies

How might I connect with other people interested in Classical Studies?

Additional organizations listed on Harvard University's Department of the Classics website

What can I do with a Classical Studies minor?

For a list of employment ideas, please click here. However, please remember that you gain a variety of skills when you complete language courses, which prepares you for success as a professional in any field. You can improve your verbal & written communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work in diverse environments and critical thinking skills, to name a few. You may also find a more comprehensive list of what you can do with a language major through the Career Center's website. Here's a list of additional skills/benefts gained from language study.

It's also important to note that many people do not work in jobs related to their major. It is therefore important for you to recognize the overall skills you gain and need to develop while in college. Study what you enjoy and corresponds with your strengths. If you enjoy reading/studying about people from other cultures, history, archeology and ancient philosophy, the classics may be a good fit!
A major/minor in college is not the sole factor that determines a future career. Focus on the skills and experiences gained while in college! Here are a few articles that address this point:
Washington Post
New York Times
The Choice, New York Times
The Grindstone
USA Today

Language Proficiency Development

Reading

Additional text resources listed on Harvard University's Department of the Classics website

Writing

Listening

Listen to free audio books online through Librivox. Click here for a sample of DePaul students reading Lysistrata.

Employment Opportunities

How to use this list

  • Consider this to be a list of possibilities ~ Bi/multilingual students have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. The key is to gain experiences relevant to your future career so that employers don't have to spend more time and money to train you.  
  • Find additional internship/job options through Handshake. Once you log in, click on jobs/internships and review the jobs/internships that have been posted.
  • Gather additional information about the types of internships that are available with the companies you're interested in, research intern applicant requirements, and gain perspective on what employers are looking for in job applicants so that you may work to gain those skills. 
The posting of an internship or job does not mean that DePaul University is making any recommendation regarding the internship or job.  Students should understand that DePaul University does not make any representations or guarantees about the accuracy of information regarding internships and jobs included here.  Students are responsible for requesting additional information from a potential internship site or employer as necessary to make internship or employment decisions.

Business

The critical thinking, analysis and other skills necessary to become a successful professional in any industry can be developed through study of the classics. Take a look online for lists of famous people who studied the classics. Here's one list.

Corporate Recruiter ~ No specific major typically required. Check sites such as O*NET to learn more.

Education

HigherEdJobs.com ~ Administrative positions in higher education.

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) ~ Administrative positions related to an organization affiliated with higher education.

U.S. Department of Education ~ Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Study Abroad

Non-DePaul Programs

​Please note these programs have not been vetted through the Transfer Credit Articulation Center (TrAC). Students must apply a year in advance and complete the transfer credit approval process in order to verify whether or not they can 1) transfer credit and 2) apply it toward their specific degree requirements.

Vivarium Novum

Greek & Latin Summer School

Ohio University