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Classical Studies

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

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 specifically to the title of their major. The world is constantly changing and jobs that exist today may not exist tomorrow, and vice versa. 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! Check out Georgetown University's list of skills developed as a result of studying the classics.

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

Language Proficiency Development

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

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

Employment Opportunities

  • 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.

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. ~ 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.

Funding Opportunities

  • Center for Hellenic Studies - A number of fellowship opportunities open to any student.
  • Institute of Classical Studies - List of fellowship opportunities.
  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship - The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies.
  • Newberry Library - The Newberry’s long-standing fellowship program was created to provide outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship.
  • Society for Classical Studies - List of fellowship opportunities.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program ~ Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  • USAID Donal M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program ~ Seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $93,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
  • American Classical League - ACL supports our members through a scholarship program intended to help develop professional skills.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens - List of scholarships through ASCSA.
  • Gates Cambridge ~ You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are: a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom, applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree), One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
  • Society for Classical Studies - Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

Study Abroad

  • Athens - Fall, Winter/Spring, or full year: Works with College Year in Athens (CYA) not-for-profit organization.
  • Rome - Fall quarter, 4 classes: 2-3 Italian language and 1-2 courses taught in English about Italy/Rome.

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. For university programs, DePaul students would generally apply as non-degree seeking students to the other university and then apply to the study abroad program. Students should contact the university directly for specific requirements and eligibility. When space is limited, priority will generally be given to degree-seeking students at that university. 

Students are encouraged to watch this study abroad and degree progress video to better understand how to plan for a study abroad program.