Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Department ofClassics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies


Have you asked yourself the question, “What can I do with a degree in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies”?

A degree in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies is a degree in the humanities—that is, both in the conduct among the humans of ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean basin and in the competencies pertinent to our own time and culture.

In addition to providing you with an in-depth knowledge of history, perspectives on cultural cross-pollination, and the opportunity to learn multiple languages, a CAMS degree will also offer you written communication proficiency, strong analytical skills, and training in interpersonal interaction and oral presentation. In short, a degree in CAMS is a degree in how to be successful in any workplace environment.

Our students have gone on to work on a number of projects, in a range of sectors. Recent CAMS graduates are currently working as…

  • Attorneys at law
  • Non-profit directors
  • College and university professors
  • Environmental researchers
  • Museum curators
  • Human rights activists
  • K-12 Latin teachers
  • Graduate students in Classics, archaeology, and language pedagogy

Under the editing hand of the CAMS Department’s own Dr. Ann Killebrew, The Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies released a special issue in 2015 on “Investing in the Future of the Past: Alternative Careers for Mediterranean Archaeologists.”  Download the full volume in PDF form   

If you are interested in learning more about how a CAMS degree can serve you in your future career, please contact the CAMS Undergraduate Officer, Dr. Erin Hanses, at