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Studying English is about much more than reading and writing; it's a doorway into a realm of career opportunity and creative expression that lasts a lifetime.

English is an ideal major for careers that require skills in critical thinking, reading, and communication, as many businesses and professional schools prefer the well-rounded training that the program provides.




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In a wide variety of challenging and engaging courses, the English curriculum sharpens critical thinking, reading, and communication skills and promotes an appreciation for literature. English is an ideal major for students interested in careers that require these skills. Many businesses and professional schools even prefer the well-rounded training of an English major to the specialized focus of a pre-professional major.

For those considering a career in education, the department offers a major tailored for the California single-subject credential. The department also offers a writing concentration for students who want to pursue an MFA or a career in professional writing.

Graduate Schools

  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Trinity University, Dublin
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Antioch University
  • Boston College
  • Arizona State University
  • Emerson College
  • American University in Cairo


  • Creative Media Marketing
  • Dole Food Company
  • ELCA Division for Global Mission
  • J.D. Power & Associates
  • The Trevor Project
  • Louisville High School

Job Titles

  • PR Account Coordinator
  • Consumer Response Specialist
  • Online Operations Manager
  • Research Supervisor
  • Media Research Associate
  • Executive Assistant
  • Magazine Editor
  • Teacher
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