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The English major focuses on the study of literature and prepares students for careers in education, law, business, government, publishing, editing, advertising, and social services, among many other fields. There are three options to specialize your degree tailored to your career goals: Literature, Pre-Education, and Pre-Law. Each of these choices provides a foundation in critical reading, literary traditions, cultural appreciation, interpretive frameworks, and digital media.

The Department of English also offers majors in Creative Writing and Professional and Technical Writing. Minors in Literature, Language Sciences, Professional and Technical Writing, and Creative Writing are available.

Career Options

  • Lawyer/Attorney/Paralegal
  • Digital copywriter
  • News reporter
  • Search engine marketing
  • Journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Entertainment writing
  • Editor/Publishing
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Policy analyst
  • Account manager
  • Social media coordinator
  • Communications manager