In Dalhousie's Department of Classics, we teach critical thinking and train great communicators. From judges to journalists, our graduates are adaptable and have moved into many professions, proving that Classics is not only a great foundation for future academics, it is a preparation for life.
“That skill of engaging with a language in detail is something that you do carry with you in whatever career you take,” says Dr. Jack Mitchell, who teaches Latin and ancient Greek, of the training that studies in Classics provides to students. “You don’t have to be a Classics scholar to appreciate it."
Many of our graduates have found academic positions at top universities in Canada, the U.S., and abroad. See a list of recent graduates and the careers paths they've started.
After studies in Classics at Dalhousie, our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in the following fields:
- religious studies
- Jewish studies
- medieval studies
- education (secondary and post-secondary)
- library and information studies