Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

Area:

Education

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Student Affairs Including:
    • International Education/Study Abroad
    • Academic Advising
    • Admissions
    • Student Support Services
  • Library and Information Services
Employers:
  • Universities and colleges
  • Elementary and secondary schools, public and private
  • Professional language schools

Area:

The Arts

Sub-Area:
  • Administration/Management
  • Archival Work
  • Education
  • Research
  • Translation
  • Museum Work: Curatorship, Conservation, Restoration
  • Design: Period, Exhibit, Costume, Set
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Appraisal
Employers:
  • Museums including:
    • Public, private, university
  • Art galleries
  • Antique dealerships
  • Art councils
  • Historical societies and sites
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Public research agencies
  • Private foundations
  • Theatrical companies

Area:

Government

Sub-Area:
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Lobbying
  • Program Management
  • Translation
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Library/Information Services
Employers:
  • State and local government
  • Federal government including: State Department, Civil Rights Commission, Education Department, EPA, Federal Trade Commission, Government Printing Office, Health and Human Services, Labor Department, Library of Congress, National Labor Relations Board, National Park Service, Departments of Transportation

Area:

Non-Profit

Sub-Area:
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Development
  • Programming
Employers:
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service organizations
  • Churches and religiously affiliated groups

Area:

Communications

Sub-Area:
  • Technical Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Translation
Employers:
  • Publishers
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • TV stations
  • Film companies
  • Internet sites
  • Advertising agencies

Area:

Business / Industry

Sub-Area:
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Importing and Exporting
Employers:
  • Business corporations in various industries such as: Banking, retailing, insurance, financial services, travel, and tourism

Area:

Law

Sub-Area:
  • Law Assistance
  • Prosecution
  • Defense
  • Contractual
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Government
  • Mediation
  • Lobbying
Employers:
  • Law firms
  • Government agencies
  • State and local government
  • Corporations
  • Public interest organizations
  • Private practice
  • Colleges and universities

Area:

Medicine

Sub-Area:
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Allied Health Including:
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
Employers:
  • Hospitals
  • Medical centers and clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practice
  • Armed services
  • Government agencies

General Information and Strategies

  • Classics is an interdisciplinary major useful for cultivating verbal, written, and logical reasoning skills and for broadening one's world view.
  • An undergraduate major is adequate for entry-level positions in fields such as communications, business, and government or community organizations.
  • Develop a career goal and then gain the appropriate experiences, skills, and credentials to qualify for those types of positions.
  • Seek experience in your interest area through internships, summer or part-time work, or volunteer positions.
  • Develop excellent writing and research skills.
  • Join organizations such as The American Classical League or The American Philological Association to establish a professional network.
  • Study and/or travel abroad to contribute to your understanding of the field.
  • Pursue graduate education in classics for increased opportunities. Plan to specialize in one area such as Latin and Greek, classical literature, classical archaeology or classical civilization.
  • A classics major serves as good preparation for graduate study in other analytical subjects such as law, anthropology, history, or English and for research or practice in religion. Consider combining study in the classics with a major or minor in another discipline to maximize opportunities.
  • Latin and Greek language training is particularly helpful for learning legal and medical terminology.
  • Secure strong relationships and personal recommendations from professors, and become familiar with the specific entrance exam for graduate or professional schools.