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Classical Languages: engage in the study of the languages and literature of two ancient cultures, Greece and Rome.

What are recent graduates doing now?

One recent graduate is working at a law firm but will soon leave to teach English abroad. She loves literature and hopes to become a writer when she returns. Another graduate was inspired by a research project he completed on farming in ancient Italy and is pursuing an advanced degree in economics toward study contemporary land use with an eye to helping developing countries.

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom:

Internships. The most directly applicable internships are tutoring (Latin or Greek) and, if the student is interested in teaching, conducting student teaching, which is set up through the education program at UST.

Study abroad. While we do not have an official study abroad program, there are many opportunities to study classical languages abroad, particularly in Rome and Greece. Some students have even studied Latin or Greek in Scotland and England. 
Study abroad always enhances an individual’s life experience and learning. Contact with different cultures broadens perspectives and often leads to developing a greater ability to accept those who see things differently from yourself. Through a familiarity with a different culture, people are often able to develop new perspectives not only about others but also about themselves and their own culture.

Faculty at work

Our faculty members principally teach, but they also write. They have been involved with student-faculty research partnerships at other institutions before coming to UST, so such collaborations will most likely appear here soon.

What jobs are possible with a Classical Languages major?

  • Foreign service representative
  • U.S. information agency program specialist
  • Voice of America - announcer/commentator
  • Foreign exchange clerk
  • Immigration inspector
  • Intelligence officer
  • National security agency representative
  • United Nations agency rep./guide
  • Language teacher/secondary level
  • College/university teaching/research
  • Teacher for English Language Learners
  • Librarian
  • Researcher/documents & records
  • Research/technical adviser (films)
  • Cataloger
  • Museum curator
  • Technical writer
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Advertising/publicity assistant
  • Journalist/columnist
  • Consumer liaison/public relations
  • Public opinion analyst
  • Radio announcer
  • Audio-visual specialist
  • Museum tour/guide
  • Banking
  • Commercial attaché
  • Export/import representative


  • Foreign credit manager
  • Foreign purchasing agent
  • Overseas hotel manager
  • Travel bureau - tour guide
  • Management trainee/international
  • Business
  • Travel agent
  • Sales/marketing representative
  • Marketing analyst
  • Personnel/human resource specialist
  • Assistant production manager
  • Book dealer
  • Insurance sales representative
  • Bank teller/management trainee
  • Administrative assistant
  • Computer programmer
  • Trade analyst
  • Buyer
  • Public health worker
  • Publisher/editor - international books, papers, magazines
  • Clergy
  • Social worker
  • International flight attendant
  • Management trainee - nonprofit organizations (i.e., United Way)
  • Red Cross
  • Administrator of philanthropic foundation
  • Criminal investigator
  • Peace Corps/VISTA volunteer
  • Hospital administrator
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