Please visit the Classics major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.
Concentrations: Greek, Latin
Field of Study: The study of the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.
Post-Graduate Occupations of past Classics Majors
- Public Relations
- Museum Educators
- Graphic Designers
- American Classical League
- American Philological Association
- The Classical Association of the Middle West and South
- National Classics Honor Society
- National Committee for Latin and Greek
- Classical Language Teachers Association
- Association of Ancient Historians
- American Philosophical Association
- American Translators’ Association
- Archaeological Institute of America
Build Your Resume
Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers. Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:
- As an interdisciplinary major, Classics serves as good preparation for graduate or professional study in subjects such as law, anthropology, or history. Maintain a high GPA and secure strong recommendations from professors.
- Consider pursuing an advanced degree for increased opportunities in the field.
- Join related professional and student organizations. Demonstrate leadership abilities by taking on projects.
- Develop excellent writing, research, and communications skills.
- Gain relevant work experience in the fields or subfields that interest you.