The study of classics is excellent preparation for any number of fields. Classics graduates have pursued careers and graduate studies in many areas, including music, computer science, foreign languages, theology, education, medicine, law, and business.
Jeff Emerson ’13
This investigation turned into the core research for my senior capstone project in chemistry. We recovered sediment cores from the seafloor and later conducted elemental analyses at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in order to better understand the chemical processes within the water column and sediments, and how they influence the deterioration or preservation of archaeological artifacts left in situ. This experience has allowed me to pursue my dual interests in chemistry and classical archaeology, but I would not have had this amazing opportunity had I limited myself to just my major departments of Anthropology and Chemistry. I plan on furthering education in a combination of these fields, possibly in oceanography or archaeometry.
Anna Looft '12
I am now in my second semester at Harvard Divinity School where I am completing the two-year Master of Theological Studies program. Given my impeccable training at Luther, I successfully passed the required language examination in Latin early last fall. After finishing my Master's, I hope to begin a doctoral program focusing on women and gender studies, as well as comparative studies between Christianity and Islam.