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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Greek & Roman Studies

Greek and Roman Studies scholars examine the civilizations of the Mediterranean area, the Near East, and Western Europe in ancient and medieval times.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Research skills: data collection; process and synthesize vast amounts of data; interpret research and data; recognizing only the salient facts; application of information for policy development; developing research strategies and utilizing research methods

Global awareness: Understanding of the major concerns in the world today including economic relations, the gap between the rich and the poor, democracy and human rights

Critical/analytical thinking: Compare and contrast ideas and information; identify and evaluate records of past events, ideas, and facts accurately; ability to analyze cultures and understand political framework within these cultures; analyze various literature and ability to assess credibility of written material though precision research

Historical Knowledge: Knowledge of the history of various geographical areas and time periods; knowledge of various geographical areas and time periods; understand and interpret both the past and the present

Communication Skills: explaining ideas, writing and presenting information articulately and analytically; public speaking; compiling carefully reasoned reports and essays

Influencing and persuading: people/groups; aptitude for leadership

Problem solving skills: understanding the components of complex problems; approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; identifying problems and developing solutions; decision making skills

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Archivist
  • Civil Servant
  • Communications Professional
  • Cryptologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Demographer
  • Diplomat
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Editor
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst / Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Governmental Program Agent
  • Health and Social Policy Agent
  • Historian
  • Historical interpreter
  • Immigration and Revenue Officer
  • Journalist
  • Lexicographer
  • Lobbyist
  • Member of Parliament
  • Ministerial Assistant
  • Museum guide
  • Political Commentator or Columnist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Regional Development Agent
  • Researcher/Research Assistant
  • Survey poll analyst
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Translator
  • Writer

Potential Industries

  • Archives
  • Art Galleries
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cultural Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government
  • Human Rights Agencies
  • International Law
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Libraries
  • Marketing
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Museums
  • Newspapers / Media Corporations
  • Non-profits & NGOs/INGOs
  • Policy Research / Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Publishing Firms

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus:

Collegium Classicum et Religio

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020