Classical Civilization

Classical Civilizations

Some people say that if you choose a Classics degree you are opting for three or four years' pleasure to the detriment of your future career, because they find it hard to see the connection to a future career. In fact,a degree in Classics provides mental training in a whole range of different disciplines, and produces graduates of exceptional intellectual flexibility.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, students who major or double-major in Classics have a better success rate getting into medical school than do students who concentrate solely in Biology, Microbiology, and other scientific disciplines. Furthermore, according to Harvard Magazine, Classics majors have one of the highest success rates in law school. Even-more, Classics majors consistently have some of the highest scores on GREs of all undergraduates.

One reason Classics majors are so successful is their training in grammar and in Greek and Latin roots of medical, legal and other terminology. This training also develops intellectual rigour, communications skills, analytical skills, the ability to handle complex information and to react to new and unforeseen developments with flexibility, and, above all, a breadth of perspective which few other disciplines can provide.


Examples of potential professions:

  • Academia
  • Accountancy
  • Archaeology
  • Archive Work
  • Arts Management
  • Auction House Work
  • Civil Service
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Librarianship
  • Management Consultancy
  • Media
  • Museum Work
  • Politics
  • Publishing
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Theatre and Performing Arts


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