Majoring in Classics at UD
For more information about the Classics and Classical Philology majors and what they
entail, take a look at the Packet for Majors, created by former students and the late
Dr. Karl Maurer. This packet explains the various requirements and offers tips on
matters such as downloading a Greek font for your computer.
Packet for Majors
Preparing for Life after UD
The UD Classics Department has been very successful in placing students in graduate
and professional programs, teaching positions, and non-Classics jobs. For more details
about what our alumni are currently up to, visit the "Meet Our Alumni" section of
this website. Our alumni are attractive to graduate programs and employers because
they take advantage of the opportunities offered by UD and by the broader world of
It is never to soon to start thinking about the future and crafting an exceptional
resume, so take a look at these ideas from former students!
Many of our students pursue magisterial and doctoral studies in Classics and related
fields. If you are thinking about graduate school, read over this list of tips prepared
by a recent graduate. Even if you are a freshman, you can begin to build your skills
and experience - and you can have a lot of fun at the same time!
Ten Steps to an Amazing Application
Teaching - whether in elementary, middle, or high school - is also a popular choice
among our graduates. If you are interested in a career in education, you should ask
Dr. Sweet about becoming a departmental Classics tutor. You can also complete CLG/CLL
3119 Foreign Language Internship (which focuses on Latin and/or Greek pedagogical
strategies) or CLL/EDU 5V45 Teaching Latin. Furthermore, the Classics Department often
receives requests for private tutors from local families, so tell your professors
that you are interested so that they can recommend you for future jobs.
You should also be on the lookout, both during and after your time at UD, for programs
and scholarships designated for pre-collegiate teachers and those intending to teach
at the pre-collegiate level. For example, Eta Sigma Phi's Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship provides funds to develop your teaching skills, and classical associations like CAMWS
and SCS offer travel awards so that teachers can attend conferences and keep up to
date on current issues in the classical world.
Be sure to let your professors know that you are interested in a career in education!
UD frequently receives requests for Classics students to fill Latin and Greek teaching
positions at private and public schools throughout the United States, and your professors
can put you in touch with these schools and help you to secure a job.
Background photo: the Roman Forum © 2015 by Rebecca Deitsch, BA '17