Students in the linguistics concentration of the BA program in English focus on study of the history and structure of language. Students have the opportunity to study with distinguished faculty actively engaged in scholarly research and to gain practical experience through internships that prepare them for an ever-expanding variety of careers. The program also prepares students to continue their studies in graduate and professional programs.
English (Linguistics) (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of
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With a degree in English, students' career options are virtually endless. Employers in all fields are always looking for workers with strong writing and other communication skills and the ability to think critically. Some of the most common professions for English majors are in these fields:
- nonprofit community service
- professional writing and editing
- public relations
- web content development
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||2%||$71,950|
|Writers and Authors||-2.3%||$67,120|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||2.1%||$69,000|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||-2.3%||$67,120|
|Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and English as a Second Language Instructors||-10.4%||$55,350|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||3.8%||$62,870|
|Interpreters and Translators||20%||$52,330|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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