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Department of Classics

Christopher Wallace is not only a senior analyst, he’s also a Classics grad.

Christopher Wallace (Ph.D., 2012) translated his scholarly interest in social tumult from the ancient world into a role as the Senior Analyst at Decision Resources Group, a global IT services company providing proprietary data to the healthcare industry. His academic research about how educational choices shape adult identities helped him see a gap in the market. Read more about Christopher on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Department of Classics graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 93% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $45,960/year upon entering the workforce. 63% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Classics alumni most frequently apply their research and writing skills in these industries: 

  • Education 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Research 
  • Arts and Design 
  • Operations 
  • Administrative 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Information Technology 
  • Legal

graduate or professional school

A Classics degree equips students with the critical thinking and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Classics 
  • Law
  • Library & Information Science  
  • Education, 
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Translation Studies
  • Comparative Literature

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals like a Classics graduate who is the Senior Coordinator, Research and Programs at HEQCO. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options. 

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Explore Your Options

While you're a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.  

Participate in reading and tutorial groups to help with academics and make strong connections.

Attend workshops for help applying to graduate studies.

Attend events hosted by CLASSU, the Classics Students’ Union to expand your network and gain new perspectives on career options.