Pen your future.
Many English majors have their sights on a future as a teacher or writer. But the degree opens doors to many other types of professions, too. In this program, you will gain a broad liberal arts education and build critical thinking and writing skills that are highly valued in careers in education, publishing, communications, politics and law — to name a few.
As an English major, you will undergo intensive writing training and develop your professional communication skills. You will examine a variety of literary genres and form a solid understanding of how English language and literature shape and reflect cultures around the world. Depending on your career goals, you can focus your studies on literature, creative writing, professional writing or linguistics.
This program could be a good fit if you:
- Enjoy literature and language
- Are a strong reader and writer
- Have an interest in history and culture
- Like an intellectual challenge
With this degree, you may become a/an:
- English teacher
- Business or technical writer
- Freelance travel writer
- Publishing professional
- Copy editor
- Communication specialist
- Public relations specialist
- Web developer
- Lawyer (additional education)