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Skidmore College
Classics Department

After Skidmore - Quo Vadis? 

Morgantina, Sicily"OK, so I'm getting a degree in classics. But can I get a job?" The study of classical antiquity means the study of every aspect of two distinct civilizations, from literature to philosophy, from art to mathematics. The intellectual focus and discipline students acquire in classics courses prepare them for a wide range of employment opportunities, such as

  • Education: teaching in elementary and high schools, colleges and universities; education administration
  • Communications: journalism; publishing; editing; television; film; creative writing and blogging
  • Arts: arts administration; auction houses; graphics and design; galleries; museums; theater, including set design
  • Law and Government: law; government service; historical research; politics; think tanks
  • Libraries: librarianship; book repair and restoration

These pages provide a sampling of career paths for Skidmore Classics graduates. For additional information on employment opportunities, contact the Career Development Center, which offers career avenues for classics students.