Careers

An undergraduate degree in English is a gateway to many different fields that value people who can write and speak well, solve problems, conduct research, assimilate new information quickly, and work well with others.

After completing our program, you might become an English teacher, or build a career in communications, print or new media journalism, television, radio, web writing, technical writing, or another writing field. 

A B.A. in English also provides a firm foundation for advanced study in English, cultural studies, law, education, journalism, communications, marketing, library science, social work, business, or a range of other disciplines.

Some Recent Articles on Employment Opportunities 

We are frequently asked about the interesting range of good job prospects for students who study English. We have assembled links to articles in national publications about English majors and the job market.

English Majors Rejoice: Employers Want You More than Business Majors. CBS News, October 26, 2018

Here are the Highest Paying Jobs for English MajorsBusiness Insider, February 6, 2018

Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop Up English Majors. The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2016

14 Jobs for English Majors that Pay at Least $60,000Forbes, October 3, 2016

That "Useless" Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest TicketForbes, August 17, 2015

Five English Majors Talk Hot Jobs and How They Landed ThemNerdWallet, May 20, 2015

Why English Majors Are the Hot New Hires. American Express, Small Business Open Forum, July 11, 2013

The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment NumbersThe Atlantic: Business Section, June 25, 2013

Why I Hire English Majors. Huffington Post, June 23, 2013 

The Humanities: What Went Right?  Chronicle of Higher Education, July 3, 2013 

Eight College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back: These Careers Are Worth the Price of College Admission. Salary.com, September 5, 2013

Humanities Report Card. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013

Giving Employers What They Don't Really Want. Chronicle of Higher Education, June 17, 2013

16 Wildly Successful People who Majored in English, Yahoo Finance, May 17, 2013

What it Means to be and English Major Today, Emergence: A Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism and Creative Research, Vol. 4, 2013.

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and NicerTime, June 3, 2013

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