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About the Major

An English major prepares students for diverse careers in law, publishing, advertising, media, business, and teaching, among others. Courses introduce students to a world of experiences that cannot be exhausted in the brief span of a college education; new authors, new works, new media, and new tools for understanding that continually enlarge and transform the world. Students may pursue expertise in one of several specialized programs, including African Diaspora Studies; Children's Literature; Creative Writing; Feminisms, Genders and Sexualities; Film and Media Studies; Medieval Studies; and Postcolonial Studies.

Our graduates have gone on to become...

Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Public Relations Professional
  • Reporter
  • Salesman
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Video Game Developer
  • Writer
  • Actor / Actress
  • Advertising Executive
  • Creative and technical writer
  • Editor
  • Financial Service Worker
  • Filmmaker
  • Manager
  • Poet
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Some Unique Opportunities in this Major

Special programs have been offered to our majors that have taken them to Paris, Tokyo, and Kyoto:

  • Faculty have offered classes in Paris devoted to the study of French cinema, or the study of expatriate American writers in Paris.
  • Working with the College of Fine Arts, students go to Tokyo and Kyoto each year to study the arts of Japan, including photographic arts and Japanese cinema.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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