The English major provides an ideal balance between creativity and inquiry. Students may choose general literary studies, do a concentration in creative writing or popular culture, or get certified in secondary English education. Student–faculty interaction is central and a highly interactive and collaborative environment is offered to help students develop skills necessary for success in many different career fields.

Students are trained broadly to identify, assess and confront the types of complexities that surface in all social environments, including the workplace. They develop the critical thinking and writing, creativity, and problem-solving skills necessary for a constantly changing world.

What can I do with English?

Graduates in English pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of writing, communication and creativity.

Alumni work at:

Austin Financial Group

MARS Advertising

Public and Private Schools


Gannett Company

NBC Universal

TechSmith Corporation

Alumni work as:


Editorial Assistants

Creative Materials Coordinators


Client Relations Associates

Technical Communicators

Communications & PR Specialists