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Department of Classics
The University of Mississippi

Careers and Alumni

What can philosophy majors do after graduation? Meet a few…

Kaitlyn Barnes

Kaitlyn Barnes, BA classics 14

Worked as a policy fellow at the Barton Child Law and Policy Center and as of 202o is Public Policy Counsel at Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, GA.


Vinod Kannuthurai

Vinod Kannuthurai, BA classics, political science, and public policy leadership 14

Currently works as a foreign affairs officer for the Department of State.


Ty Gill

Ty Gill, BA classics, linguistics, Spanish 19

Was a Fulbright teaching fellow in Spain for 2019-2020. In Fall 2020 he began the Ph.D. program in Linguistics at the University of Kentucky.


Gabby Coggin

Gabby Coggin, BA classics 13

Worked for the College of Liberal Arts at UM and for the Division of Outreach as the program coordinator for Study USA before ...


Colby Roberts

Colby Roberts, BA classics and economics 13

An attorney for Attorney at Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton Nerenberg PLLC in Dallas, TX.


Classics Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world.  They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people.

Our classics alumni are working in many different sectors of the economy, with the largest six groups shown in this infographic. The largest percentages are working in law, business and financial firms, and higher education.

Related careers include educator, archivist, cultural affairs officer, travel consultant, foreign service officer, museum curator, immigration officer, doctor, lawyer, & librarian.


Our graduates are …

  • Chief judge, Mississippi State Court of Appeals
  • Principal, Museum Concepts
  • Editor, Hyper Nine Media
  • Manager, Lincoln Center Theater
  • Surgery physician, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Web developer, University of California, Irvine
  • Faculty, Brown University
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State
  • Political Consultant, K. Ford & Company
  • Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Robotics
  • Associate Editor, Travel Weekly
  • Teacher, NW Arkansas Classical Academy

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