Next year I'm beginning my very first year at university. I will be doing a Bachelor of Arts, and I know for certain that Philosophy will be my major. I've sifted through the Philosophy courses online, and it's definitely the area I wish to dedicate the most course units to. But next I need to decide on my minor and leftover elective courses. Before I move on, please don't discourage me from studying a Bachelor of Arts for economic reasons: - Here in Australia there's a stark deficiency in science funding/R&D, so the traditional 'STEM = good, arts = poverty' dichotomy does not apply - or at least not on the same level. - Bachelor degrees are considerably cheaper here than in the states, costing $18,000 for three years. - I'm not hunting for a high-paying job in a specific area, but wish to develop employability skills that can be used in a variety of different areas, such as eloquent writing, argument and communication. In a dynamic economy where the demands are constantly changing, I think I will benefit from being a 'jack of all trades' so to speak. Truth be told I'm interested in many areas, so I want a versatile skill set first. Even if it means I work as a barista while I'm writing my novels, so be it. - Obviously, I'm interested in Arts' subject areas the most. Now that that's out of the way, I want to get to the main point. I'm interested in both Classical Studies and English, but I can only study one of them in-depth, relegating the other to a couple of elective classes. My main focus other than developing the aforementioned skills is inspiration for my creative writing. Philosophy is essential fodder for this, allowing me to consider a variety of different views and historical contexts that can only enrich my writing. My main series that I'm planning is also somewhat steeped in Greek mythology, so Classics would be helpful as well. It's not a frivolous phase I'm going through recently either: Since my childhood I've wanted to make a fictional series of some sort whether it be through writing or animation (the latter was all but abandoned after primary school). Every time I made progress however I would get bored and moved onto another topic. However, this one series has been planned and mused over for three and a half years without me wanting to change my tune, and I have a series of twelve books planned. I know for certain that this is the 'one': the serious undertaking and my dream. Some other points to consider: - I have studied English at high school for three years, so I may revisit old areas if I choose it for a whole minor. Don't get me wrong, I'm not arrogant: I know there's a lot I don't know. I'm just aware that this is entry-level English open to people from all walks of life, so most likely it'll go over a lot of basic concepts. - I feel English may be more marketable on a job application. It encompasses a wide variety of areas, whereas Classics seems to be rather niche in its content. I may be wrong however. - I have also sifted through the list of societies for my university of choice, and know that there is a club based around Classics but not one for English. Meaning that if I don't study Classics in-depth, I can still be exposed to Classical concepts outside of lectures. The reasoning listed seems to tip ever so slightly in the favour of English, but I'm still not sure. If you have any tidbits of advice as a university veteran I'll be happy to listen. Contrariwise, if you're in the same situation as I am, feel free to respond and we can ponder the uncertain future together!