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Department of English: Expressions of Human Experience

Students in the Department of English study all the ways that words shape our world. Each of the majors explores how written and spoken texts reflect, imagine, and challenge a particular culture’s way of being human.

The department provides students with an intellectual journey that prepares them well for critically engaged participation in our complex society—as well as rewarding careers. English majors are truly "people of letters," grounded in the heart of a liberal arts education.

What can I do with a degree in English?

New media writer, editor, teacher, copy writer for advertising, literary writer, publicist, fundraiser, legal assistant, researcher, technical writer, lawyer, community organizer, journalist, librarian.

Where do English majors find jobs?

Tech sector, public relations, marketing, non-profit organizations, television, radio, film, education, law, politics, finance—the possibilities are endless!

What graduate work do English majors do?

Any kind! But typical fields include: literature, creative writing, journalism, law, rhetoric and composition, writing center, public policy, education policy and development, non-profit management, library sciences

Studies in English

The study of English is the study of English and American literature, written composition, and the English language.

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