Studying Greco-Roman antiquity helps you to become a master of close reading, able to identify patterns within complex bodies of material, elucidate their hidden meanings, and evaluate competing interpretations of the available evidence. Through coursework and individual research and creative projects, Classics students hone their skills in critical thinking, imaginative yet rigorous analysis, and clear and effective writing and argumentation.

Lawrentians often pair their Classics studies with a major in Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Government, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theatre Arts. These combinations can lead to careers in a wide variety of fields, including business, education, government, law, library science, media production, medicine, military service, museum administration, public service, and publishing. You can also earn advanced degrees in such fields as classics, comparative literature, divinity, English, history, law, and medicine.

Examples of recent employers

  • Boston Latin Academy
  • Epic Systems
  • Morgan Library and Museum
  • National Security Agency
  • U. S. Army Military Intelligence Corps

Examples of recent graduate programs

  • Mayo Clinic (Medicine)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Classics)
  • University of St Andrews (History)
  • University of Virginia (Law)
  • University of Wisconsin (Library Science)
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