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What can I do with my degree in Classics?

About the program

As a Classics student, you study different aspects of ancient Greece and Rome. Concordia’s Classics programs provide an integrated and interdisciplinary environment that combines archaeology, ancient Greek and Latin, history, mythology, and literature. These programs present the experience of classical civilizations as part of a continuum of human experience that includes 21st-century cultures.  

For the latest information on programs, visit the Classics program.

Skills developed

As a student in Classics, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.

  • Compare interpretations 
  • Conduct field studies  
  • Creativity
  • Computer skills
  • Cultural sensitivity 
  • Curiosity 
  • Examine evidence 
  • Fundraising skills 
  • Good grasp of historical events and current affairs
  • Interest in other cultures 
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Knowledge of the structure & function of language 
  • Research skills   
  • Understand the thoughts and ideas of people from other times and places and explain these ideas in modern terms with relevant historical context
  • Openness and flexibility

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding effectively
  • Read critically 
  • Write technical reports and essay
  • Explain complex concepts and theories to others
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships
  • Speak publically 
  • Debate, persuade, mediate and present your thoughts and opinions to others

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Work under pressure 
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate  
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Conduct research, analyze and evaluate information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Architectural firms 
  • Archives 
  • Art councils
  • Art galleries 
  • Broadcasting industry 
  • Colleges and universities 
  • Community services 
  • Culture and heritage centres
  • Educational institutions 
  • Entertainment companies 
  • Film industry 
  • Government (Federal, provincial and municipal) 
  • Historical renovation agencies 
  • Historical societies 
  • Language schools 
  • Libraries 
  • Museums parks/Historic sites
  • Public interest groups 
  • Publishing companies 
  • Religious institutions 
  • Research centres 
  • Social service organizations 
  • Translation bureaus 
  • Travel and tourism agencies

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Classics lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC)

  • Art appraiser 
  • Art gallery assistant 
  • Art specialist/advisor 
  • Assistant curator
  • Auction house cataloguer 
  • Auctioneer
  • Consultant 
  • Conservator – Museum
  • Event planner
  • Exhibit assistant
  • Fundraiser
  • Gallery sales representative
  • Heritage interpreter/advisor
  • Historical site interpreter
  • Museum educator 
  • Museum technician/interpreter/guide
  • Museum development & fundraising coordinator
  • Project officer/coordinator
  • Tourism officer 

  • Case worker
  • Community organizer 
  • Cultural analyst
  • Program director/planner/coordinator
  • Development associate

  • Program advisor 
  • Program coordinator
  • Undergraduate program assistant
  • Research associate/Assistant
  • Language instructor
  • Student services administrator

  • Education and public programming officer
  • Funding officer
  • Heritage policy specialist
  • Cultural heritage consultant
  • Government agency worker

  • Archive assistant
  • Publishing consultant 
  • Biographer
  • Chronicler
  • Critic
  • Editorial assistant 
  • Grant writer
  • Journalist 
  • Communications officer
  • Media correspondent
  • Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Speech writer
  • Writer/editor

  • Public relations representative
  • Sales representative
  • Assistant manager
  • Account manager
  • Marketing analyst

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Classics

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Archivist 
  • Archive manager
  • Archeologist
  • Historian
  • Artist 
  • Art dealer
  • History/Classical language teacher 
  • Archivist
  • College teacher
  • Curator
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Legislative aide
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian – Information specialist
  • Linguist
  • Mediator
  • Museum manager
  • Non-profit organization director
  • Political advisor/consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Publisher
  • University professor 
  • Researcher

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room H-745

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Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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