What Can You Do with a Degree in Classics or Letters? 

We recently asked our alumni to tell us what they have been doing since graduation. Here's a sample of the job titles that they have held:

  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Assistant Chief Counsel, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Assistant General Counsel for Hobby Lobby
  • Assistant General Counsel for Panda Energy and Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling
  • Assistant Library Director, Ardmore Public Library
  • Assistant Professor of Geography, Oklahoma State University
  • Associate Dean in the Pamplin Business School at the University of Portland
  • Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Comparative and International Education, College of Education, Lehigh University
  • Banker
  • Battalion Communications Officer
  • Bible Instructor & Baseball/Football Coach at Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, Oklahoma
  • Case Worker with non-profit organization
  • Chief of Staff for the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery at CoxHealth
  • Consultant 
  • Contract Writer
  • Creative Director
  • Curator of Fine Prints for the Library of Congress
  •  Defense Counsel with the Office of Chief Defense Counsel for the Department of Defense
  • Detective, Chicago Police Department
  • Director of Advising & Student Services, University College, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Director of Professional Development, Public Relations and Gifted/Talented Program in a public school system
  • Director of Public Information
  • Director of Sales Operations for Stericycle
  • Director of Student Aid Systems for StudentAid.com
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Assistant at an Internet Marketing Firm
  • Executive Assistant for Hobby Lobby
  • Executive Coordinator, District Attorneys Council
  • Executive Director of Advanced Placement and Gifted Education
  • Field Supervisor for an alternative education program in Texas 
  • Film Director
  • Foreign Service Officer with US Agency for International Development
  • General Counsel to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
  • General Counsel, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company
  • Graphic Designer
  • Head Librarian at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta, GA
  • High School English Teacher
  • High School Latin Teacher
  • In-house Counsel for the FDIC in the Dallas Regional Office
  • Information Technology Professional and Technical Editor
  • Internal Auditor for a Pet Speciality Retailer
  • Investment Banker, Summit Investment Group
  • Journalist
  • Junior High Geography Teacher
  • Landscape Architect
  • Learning Consultant for Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
  • Librarian/Asst. Professor of Bibliography, Western History Collections, OU
  • Machinist
  • Managing Director of The PrivateBank in Chicago
  • Owner of a telecommunications design and installation company
  • Owner, Wilshire Garden Market
  • Park Historian at Historical Washington State Park 
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Production Manager, Whitney English, LLC
  • Professor of Classics, Allegheny College
  • Professor of Classics, Ohio State University
  • Professor of English, Texas State University
  • Professor of History, University of South Carolina
  • Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin
  • Professor of Law, University of Indiana
  • Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Professor of Medicine and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Program Manager for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
  • Psychologist
  • Real Estate Entrepreneur
  • Real Estate Underwriter
  • Realtor
  • Reference/Instruction/Outreach Librarian, Valdosta State University
  • Regional Service Manager for an Electronic Gaming Company
  • Research Librarian for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Sales Assistant for an Investment Bank
  • Second Assistant Attorney General for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
  • Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Broken Arrow, OK
  • Sports Marketing Event Manager
  • Tactical Officer in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, West Point
  • Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery
  • Teacher, Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School
  • Technical Advisor for Client Relations at Eurosport
  • Technical Writer
  • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice
  • Trial Court Judge
  • US State Department Foreign Service Officer
  • Vice President of an Oil Drilling Company
  • Vice President of Development for San Antonio Symphony
  • Voting Operations Analyst
  • Writer

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