Hellenic Studies

Are you fascinated by the rich history and cultural heritage of Greece? Majoring in Hellenic Studies within the Department of Humanities will expose you to interdisciplinary and integrative study of the ancient and modern history, culture, language and literature of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. You will discover the intellectual inheritance of ancient thinkers and the beauty of the Greek language and text. In addition to exchanges abroad, following a path in Hellenic Studies here in Toronto will expose you various opportunities and programs proposed by the city’s large local Greek community.

Career Options in Hellenic Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Hellenic Studies degree than others.

  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Author
  • Communications Consultant
  • Cultural Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Business Consultant
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development
  • Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Director
  • Paralegal
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Retail Strategist
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.