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Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything

The study of classics enriches many other subjects, and is considered an excellent foundation for postgraduate studies, including medicine and law. We are especially interested in preparing Latin majors to teach Latin in high school.  In addition to these fields, and to postgraduate study in classics, recent graduates have continued their education in archaeology, history, law, library science, genetics and medicine.  Recent graduates who have entered the workforce directly are employed in teaching, information technology, business management, computer programming, musical performance, art valuation and government service.

Skills You Will Gain as a Classical Studies Major

  • Understanding/interpreting other cultures
  • Clarifying others’ thoughts and ideas
  • Analyzing impact of events on society
  • Decision-making
  • Reading for tone, attitude, and hidden meaning
  • Developing sensitivity to cultural viewpoints
  • Seeing relationships between factors
  • Knowledge of how societies cope with change

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.