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The study of Classics prepares students for a wide range of professional careers. In addition to providing excellent preparation for those interested in teaching and research, students studying the Classics develop the skills that are highly sought after in a wide range of fields, including business, government, law, medicine, and writing. For more examples of careers pursued by students of the Classics, click here.

Check out some people who have studied the Classics

James Baker (former U.S. Secretary of State)

Benjamin Bradlee (former executive editor of The Washington Post)

Jerry Brown (governor of California)

W.E.B. DuBois (co-founder of the NAACP)

Toni Morrison (Pulitzer Prize winning author of Beloved, Nobel Prize winner)

J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter book series)

J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy)

Ted Turner (founder of CNN and TNT and former Atlanta Braves owner)


The following links from esteemed publications and in-depth blogs are provided as a resource for you to discover the ways in which a minor in Classics could be beneficial to you.

The Princeton Review--2013

The Guardian--What to Do with a Degree in Classics

Rogue Classicism--What to Do with a Classics Degree

The CAMPVS--Famous Classicists

Psychology Today--Classics Majors Find Their Future in the Past

The American Philogical Association

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