Classical Antiquity

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers a BA, BGS, and Minor, as well as a MA in Classical Antiquity. The  major provides a broad, interdisciplinary training in ancient Greek and Roman cultures and languages and prepares you for graduate study in ancient archeology, art, or history.

Classics Department website

Sample of Related Skills 

  • Read and comprehend works of poetry and prose in their original language(s) from all periods of classical antiquity  

  • Know how to place these texts in their literary, social, and historical context  

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the history and culture of the ancient world  

  • Describe and discuss the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic features of Latin and Greek texts as well as the way these features shape the ideas in these texts  

  • Use linguistic analysis in the historical, philosophical and theological interpretation of Greek and Latin texts  

Popular Career Paths 

Archeology: Involves the analysis of past civilizations by uncovering and studying artifacts and architecture to gain knowledge about the way people lived in the past. 


Government: Involves understanding and participating in the development of public policy to guide the well-being of citizens and societies, whether at a city, state, or federal level. 


Law: Involves providing legal services for clients that may include things such as advising them of their rights, analyzing or writing legal documents, or defending them from lawsuits. 


Literary Editing: Involves proofreading and providing feedback and reviews on written material such as books, newspaper or magazine articles. 


Museum Work: Involves the planning and overseeing the arrangements, cataloging, and exhibition of collections of arts and historic objects. 


Teaching: Involves facilitating students learning by developing lesson plans, providing instruction, and creating a learning environment.   

Jobs to Consider 

Places to Seek Employment 

  • Colleges and Universities
  • City, County, and State Government Agencies
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Historical Societies
  • K-12 Public and Private Schools
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Private Archeological Consulting Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Travel Agencies
  • United Nations 

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