Opportunities for Classicists

Here are some opportunities Classics Majors should be aware of:

I. Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Studies: Undergraduate Research

Junior Fellows
The Junior Fellows Program is open to all qualified students on campus, who normally have at least a GPA of 3.7 and who will have completed 60 hours prior to the fall semester.  The Junior Fellows are a small group of 35 students chosen on the basis of their intellectual ability, the quality and promise of their proposed research project, and enthusiasm for discussion.  Fellows work on independent research projects and meet regularly to discuss their work.

II. Concentrations
Business Foundations Program
A set of six business courses to supplement any academic major.  May be done over the course of several semesters or in an intensive summer program.

Elements of Computing
Four courses in Computer Science to supplement any academic major.

III. Special Courses
Pre-Graduate School Internship
This course gives undergraduates the chance to work closely with a graduate student mentor to see what graduate school is like.

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship

Get three hours of undergraduate credit working with a faculty member or her/his research.  This link is for faculty but will tell you some about the program.  Consult the undergraduate advisor if you might be interested in one of these apprenticeships.

IV. Graduating with Honors
  1. Departmental Honors: this requires a GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in your major, and completion of an honors thesis (with a grade of A), which involves two consecutive courses (679A and 679B) in which you work one-on-one with a faculty member on a research project of your choice.
  2. Liberal Arts Honors: this requires a GPA of 3.5 and the completion of three Liberal Arts Honors courses (course numbers LAH 350 or above) with grades of at least two A's and one B.
V. Honorary Society
Eta Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Chapter
National Classics Honorary Society: membership open to all students who have received a grade of B or better in a Latin or Greek class.  For information, contact Ashley Bishop, co-president (ashleydbishop[at]gmail.com)

VI. Employment Opportunities
UT Learning Center
Tutoring positions throughout the year.

VII. Career opportunties
Information Analyst Training Program
An internship in the UT Information Technology Services for students with degrees in any major.

Liberal Arts Career Services

Latin Teacher Placement Service

VIII. Internships
Legislative Scholars & Fellows Program
Internships at the State Capitol

last modified October 11, 2010 by rmtaylor@mail.utexas.edu