Students majoring or minoring in English discover a world of invigorating intellectual experiences and future career opportunities.
While many English majors follow more traditional paths, such as teaching or graduate study, the range of professional uses for an English major is growing ever wider. Students committing themselves to English studies become thoughtful, analytical, and articulate professionals in all walks of life. From the corporate world to the publishing industry to the legal profession and beyond, English majors share essential and transferable skills that can be applied to any rewarding endeavor.
These skills are derived in large part from English majors' encounters with ideas that require an appreciation of the nuances and ambiguities of human interaction.
By learning to be critical readers of difficult texts, and by coming to grips with different voices and perspectives in those texts, English students become eminently adaptable learners whose intellectual understanding can be applied to almost any vocation or line of work.
The life-long skills nurtured in the Department of English include the capacity to communicate effectively in written and oral form; the ability to absorb, synthesize, and relay insights to diverse audiences; and the proficiency to thrive in what is an increasingly information-driven age and economy.
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