In our experience, a graduate in Classical Studies will depart from Penn prepared to adapt capably to the challenges of the wider world, and of whatever vocational or educational path he or she next pursues.
What Are You Going To Do With That? — Here's What...!
Some of our graduates go on to pursue graduate studies and an academic career. But most go on to careers in education, law, medicine, and business. Increasingly employers and professional schools appreciate the value of such an education that included courses from diverse disciplines and that develops problem-solving abilities and excellent verbal and writing skills.
Penn's Career Services offers the most comprehensive information on career exploration specific to majors, including on the "first steps" taken by Penn Classical Studies and Ancient History majors.
We also conducted our own surveys of our recent graduates that make for intersting reading:
- What did recent graduates go into? A breakdown by profession.
- Recent graduates reflect on how their major in Classical Studies or Ancient History helped them in their career path.
See also our statement on our learning goals for the major.