Why Choose English?


View more on: Dr. Anne Sayers, Chris Holbrook and Kip Cornett

A Bachelor of Arts in English is a relevant and flexible undergraduate degree that leads to numerous career paths. In this new information age, collecting, reading and writing about complex information for a specific audience is an essential skill. English provides it. In addition, reading literature and watching films provide a chance to experiment with ideas and with possible selves. Books and films allow you to travel in time and space, without ever leaving home. They show you how the world looks through another person's eyes. In a complex world filled with different people, good readers and film analysts have an edge.

English Majors can:

  • Read and interpret complex texts
  • Think critically
  • Write with style and elegance
  • Grasp nuance
  • Do research using electronic and traditional sources
  • Build arguments based on evidence
  • Put things they read in a variety of cultural contexts
  • Interpret the world around them with sophistication

English Majors go on to become:

In any career, you'll need to be a skilled reader and writer. Get ahead by majoring in English. Click here for more information on careers and salaries.

English in the News:

World's Top Economists Make Case for English Majors (Washington Post, October 2019)

In Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure (New York Times, September 2019)

It's Not Liberal Arts and Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed (Forbes, May 2019)

Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected