Classical Studies & Humanities

Interested in learning how to read Homer in the original Greek for one class and then analyzing the film O Brother Where Art Thou in another? If you’re interested in learning about a culture from across a wide variety of people and generations, then you may want to study Classical Studies & Humanities.

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UTSA’s Classical Studies and Humanities Program

UTSA’s Classical Studies and Humanities degree is an interdisciplinary major that allows you to explore human culture and knowledge from several divergent perspectives like language, literature, art, archaeology, history and culture. Using these insights, you’ll be able to pursue knowledge in ancient cultures or in the history of ideas and expression through various time periods, ranging from prehistoric to the rise of Christianity. Studying Classics and Humanities provides students with the disciplinary background and curricular opportunities to understand, analyze and reflect upon the development of human culture and expression.

Careers in Classical Studies & Humanities

Top job titles for Classical Studies & Humanities graduates include:

• College Professor
• Writer/Editor
• Technical Writer
• Enrollment Specialist
• Social Science Researcher

Classical Studies & Humanities and its related career pathways are currently in lower than average demand in San Antonio for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 classical studies & humanities-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Career Opportunities

Marketable Skills

Industries for Classical Studies & Humanities Graduates

Classical Studies & Humanities is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of classical studies & humanities-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Higher Education
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Consulting Services
• Individual and Family Services
• Museums and Historical Sites

Salaries for Classical Studies & Humanities Graduates

The salary range for open classical studies & humanities-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $35,405
median $63,855
top 10% $126,535

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Classical Studies & Humanities Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Classical Studies & Humanities graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Classical Studies & Humanities may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy learning
• You enjoy working with others
• You like being artistic and creative
• You are well organized
• You are detail oriented


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