The Catholic University of America

Careers and Opportunities

Classics is an inherently interdisciplinary field, embracing the study of languages, literature, history, and material culture (archaeology, architecture, and art).  Students who succeed in earning a classics degree, whether in languages or in civilization, have gained command of a broad and diverse body of knowledge, have been challenged to engage with great ideas, have read widely, and have honed their abilities in critical thinking, argumentation, research, and writing.  These skills are valued by a wide variety of professions.

Many students who graduate from our department stay in the field, but a significant number also choose careers outside of classics, successfully entering such areas as law, medicine, business, and government.  We enthusiastically support our students no matter where their goals may take them!