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A Major in English


Description of Major

With core courses in literature and language and three areas of specialization, this major educates students about how to read, analyze, and write texts of all types – from literature and literary criticism, to workplace writing and public disclosure.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, communications, education, and media. A variety of jobs are available for English graduates, including:

Advertising Copywriter Author 
Bibliographer Biographer
Book Critic Bookstore Manager
Columnist Consumer Public Relations Professional
Copy Editor Copywriter
Court Reporter Cryptanalyst 
Editor  Educator
Freelance Writer Human Resource Specialist
Indexer  Interpreter/Translator 
Journalist Language Analyst
Lawyer Lexicographer
Librarian  Linguist 
Literary Agent  Market Research Analyst 
Media Specialist Narrator
Newspaper Reporter Playwright
Proofreader Publicity Specialist
Publisher  Researcher 
Sales Representative  Speech Writer 
Teacher  Technical Writer 
Textbook Writer  Tutor
TV, Radio, and News Script Writer University Administrator