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What can I do with an English degree?

Today's business leaders value English majors who can think critically, write clearly, and communicate effectively.

"The awesome part about [the English] major is its flexibility…The skills you learn can be applied to a ton of different industries-from business, education, government, and research, to publishing, entertainment, media, and communication. …Why all the career options? It's simple: English majors know how to communicate. And that's a vital talent for all kinds of jobs. You write well, organize ideas in a logical way, and create strong arguments. Add razor-sharp analytical thinking, a good dose of creativity, and awesome research skills, and you've got the makings of a great career." — Inside Jobs, 2013


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Marketable Skills

Our four English majors can help you stand out in today's competitive job market. Gain the skills employers need in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and language use.


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We offer five minor specializations from writing to teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) - pick your passion and find your path to success.


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Diverse Courses

Broaden your understanding with Language and Gender, Grit Lit, Fantasy Writing, The Femme Fatale, Native American Literature, Professional Writing, Major American Film Directors, Web and Multimedia Design, African American Literature and more.


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Internships and Research Opportunities

Get hands-on experience working at local presses, nonprofits and noteworthy companies before you even graduate.


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Get involved on campus

Find a club on campus or a local organization that satisfies your interest in English.


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Success and Career Workshops

We offer numerous workshops to help you make the most of your English major and plan for the next steps in your career. Meet with one of our advisors to help plan for the future.