Undergraduate Studies

The study of the English language can ultimately lead to careers in a wide variety of fields that go beyond the teaching and writing careers generally associated with the English major. Studying literature and language teaches students to write effectively, to think critically, to see all sides of an issue and question generally accepted conventions, and to communicate ideas. These skills are valued by employers in communications, business and industry, government, education, and advertising. Also through the study of English, students learn such practical and career-transferable skills as research, revision and editing, information gathering and analysis. English is also a wise choice of major for those considering law or graduate school. Master's programs in business administration, communications, English, and education, to name a few, are often the next step for undergraduate English majors. Some students obtain a licensure for Adolescent and Young Adult Education to teach in secondary education.