What can I do with this degree?

Career opportunities

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. “You don’t have to be a Classics scholar to appreciate it.”

  • Lawyer
  • Academic in any arts discipline
  • Librarian-information specialist
  • Archaeologist
  • Film researcher
  • Theologian
  • College instructor in humanities
  • Priest
  • Journalist
  • University president or vice-president
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.

Pursue a graduate degree

If you want to pursue an academic career, you are not restricted to Classics. Our undergraduate degree prepares you for a wide range of study. Many recent graduates, most of whom received funded graduate positions, went on to study in the following scholarly fields:

MA and PhD

  • Classics
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • English

Professional Degrees

  • Law
  • Library and Information Science