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An English major is depicted visually through a golden-hued open book, dictionary definition and unspooling film reel.

Interested in an English major? 

The English major provides an ideal balance between creativity and inquiry. Students may choose general literary studies, do a concentration in creative writing or popular culture, or get certified in secondary English education. Student–faculty interaction is central to this major, and a highly interactive and collaborative environment is offered to help students develop skills necessary for success in many different career fields. 

Students in the English major are trained broadly to identify, assess and confront the types of complexities that surface in all social environments, including the workplace. They develop the critical thinking and writing, creativity, and problem-solving skills necessary for a constantly changing world. 


Graduates with an English major pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of writing, communication and creativity. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Austin Financial Group
  • Public and private schools
  • Gannett Company
  • NBC Universal
  • TechSmith Corporation
  • MARS Advertising
  • AT&T

Alumni work as: 

  • Copywriters
  • Editorial assistants
  • Client relations associates
  • Technical communicators
  • Communications and public relations specialists
  • Creative materials coordinators
  • Reporters

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