Department of Classical StudiesMany students considering classical studies as a major or even just to take a course or two ask a common question. What can I do with with a classical studies major?
The answer is simple: Virtually anything you set your mind to doing.
A famous survey by Princeton University to find out what classics majors were doing found them enjoying many impressive careers. They had become attorneys, medical doctors, college and high school teachers, and business people.
The survey results demonstrate that a major in classical studies can lead to success in variety of professions.
That’s not surprising considering the broad view of the subject matter. Classics majors are so successful because they completely master grammar. Furthermore, legal and medical terminology, and complex vocabulary words all have their roots in Greek and Latin.
Classics majors develop excellent reading and communication skills, the ability to sort through complex information and come to see the world from a broad perspective that many other disciplines do not provide.
Medical, law and graduate schools take notice of classical studies majors because it’s a demanding curriculum. But at Concordia, the classics are taught in a comfortable and supportive small environment by expert faculty who will offer you friendly and sound advice as you proceed through the curriculum.
In the Classical Studies Department, student to faculty ratio is small, so you will be assured of the kind of close attention that enriches your collegiate experience and will more than likely result in persuasive letters of recommendation upon graduation.
Our talented faculty are ready to guide you through the intellectual, literary, political and legal accomplishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans that have profoundly influenced our modern world. Through classical studies, you will gain the unique satisfaction of being able to read and understand words that have belonged to civilization for thousands of years.