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Classical Studies

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What can I do with a Classical Studies minor?

Students gain a variety of skills when they complete language courses, which prepares them for success as a professional in any field.  Students can improve their verbal & written communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work in diverse environments, and critical thinking skills, to name a few.  Students may also find a more comprehensive list of what they can do with a language major through the Career Center's website.  Auburn University also has a list of additional skills/benefts gained from language study.
It's also important to note that most people do not work in jobs related to their major. It is therefore important for students to recognize the overall skills they gain and need to develop while in college, and study what they enjoy and corresponds with their strengths.  If you enjoy reading/studying about people from other cultures, history, archeology, and ancient philosophy, the classics may be a good fit for you! 
Your major/minor in college doesn't determine your future career. Focus on the skills and experiences you gain 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




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 DePaul Experience. 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.

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