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What can I do with a major in Greek & Roman Studies?

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The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.

Description of Greek and Roman Studies

The concern of the Greek and Roman Studies (GRS) program is not only to help our students gain expertise in the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome but also to realize a number of more general goals, which will have an influence on the quality of their lives and accomplishments regardless of their specific ambitions.

These goals include developing a thorough understanding of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures as the basis for the artistic, scientific, social, and political traditions of Western society; to increase their level of preparation for further academic and professional training (particularly in the medical and legal professions); strengthening their ability to comprehend and use language more effectively and productively (methods include: introducing them to the people, events, and ideas from antiquity that have a direct bearing on our lives today and by emphasizing the interrelated nature of human experiences and knowledge).

The GRS department believes the study of ancient Greece and Rome should extend beyond the traditional boundaries of the "Classics" discipline and assume a more natural, supportive role as an interdisciplinary program with ties to all areas of academia that have been influenced by the cultural accomplishments of the Greeks and Romans.

Possible Job Titles of Greek and Roman Studies Graduates

(*Jobs secured as reported by Rhodes Career Services post-graduate survey)
Archaeologist
Assistant Director of Development
Anthropologist
Announcer
Curator
Customs Inspector
Copy Editor
Civil Service Worker
FBI/CIA Agent
Network Operations Engineer*
Linguist
Minister
History Teacher
Journalist
Translator
ESOL Instructor
Proofreader
Librarian
Interpreter
Historian
Underwriter             
Teaching Assistant*
Teacher*
Technical Consultant*
Research Assistant
Flight Attendant
Film Editor   
Foreign Service Officer
Research Assistant
Peace Corps
Volunteer Teacher/Coach*
Programmer
Sales Representative*
Travel Agent   
Hotel Manager
Lawyer
Consultant  
Diplomat

Possible Employers and Employment Settings for Greek and Roman Studies Graduates

(*Jobs secured as reported by Rhodes Career Services post-graduate survey)

School Systems*
Departments of Education
Consulting Firms
Boards of Education
United States Air Force*
Insurance Companies
Colleges and Universities*
Library of Congress
Law Firms
Department of Education
CIA/FBI 
Government Agencies
Diplomat’s Offices
CIII Consulting, Inc.*
Travel Agencies 
PSI Network*
National Archives
Publishers
Libraries
Newspapers
Hospitals
Archaeological Firms
Alison Signs & Marketing*
Nonprofit Organizations
Church/Clergy
Acxiom*
Museums
Book stores
Foreign Service
Peace Corps
Auction Houses
LLP
IBHI

Skill Sets and Interests Associated with Greek and Roman Studies Majors

  • Enjoys researching    
  • Ability to organize information
  • Enjoys and is able to perform textual analysis 
  • Good communication skills
  • General working knowledge of appropriate languages

Top Career Services Resources for Greek and Roman Studies Majors

  • Careers for History Buffs & Others Who Learn From The Past by Blythe Camenson
  • Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types by Blythe Camenson
  • 100 Great Jobs and How to Get Them by Richard Fein

Rhodes Campus Contacts Associated with Greek and Roman Studies Majors

Career Services
901-843-3800
rhodes.edu/careerservices

Greek and Roman Studies Department
901-843-3800
rhodes.edu/grs

Additional Resources/Contacts for Greek and Roman Studies Majors

Perseus Digital Library
The Internet Classics Archives
American Classical League
The Greek Institute