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Students in the literature concentration study texts and cultures from the earliest writings in English to contemporary expressions on paper, online and out in the world. They learn to read critically and analyze representations, and to understand how stories work to define human cultures.
The distinguished faculty in the Department of English are actively engaged in academic writing and scholarly research. Students gain practical experience through research and internships that prepare them for an ever-expanding variety of careers. The undergraduate programs also prepare students to continue their studies in graduate and professional programs.
English (Literature) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of
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With a degree in English, graduates' 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:
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||9.4%||$64,480|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||10.3%||$64,020|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||9.8%||$64,910|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||7.6%||$61,820|
|Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors||-5.1%||$52,100|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Interpreters and Translators||17.7%||$47,190|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).