The scope of study that classics provides includes historical, political, sociological, literary, philosophical, archaeological, and artistic dimensions. Classics offers a broad foundation for future study and professional experience, and its graduates have learned to appreciate the past and its relationship to the present. This undergraduate degree area is an excellent basis for graduate work and careers in law, medicine, business, public relations/advertising, publishing, social work, communications and the arts.
Employers are seeking candidates with broad-based experience and those who have developed their skills from that experience. These include data analysis, media literacy, critical imagination and reasoning, emotional intelligence, intercultural competency, and interpersonal communication, all of which are fostered through the study of classics. Internships, part-time, summer employment and/or further education can also enhance a graduate's employability in their chosen career area.