As with most liberal arts programs, a major in Classical Studies provides an excellent preparation for a wide variety of academic and professional endeavors. The methodological training and careful deciphering of classical languages has long been recognized as a respectable preparation for law or medical school; the philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic concepts of antiquity not only lead to a richer understanding of the world, but also provide valuable insights into management and leadership; the proper and precise diction and grammar learned through the study of classical languages can help prepare students for careers in editing, speech-writing, politics, or teaching.
". . .a background in the classics commands both interest and respect -- an individual is perceived, and I believe rightly so, as an educated person. The learning that one derives . . . is innately transferable, a fact that is recognized by employers and graduate schools searching for individuals with skills in analysis, criticism, and communications." --Jane Flynn, attorney, B.A. Classical Studies.
Recent Hillsdale College graduates have attended the following graduate schools to study the classics:
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