What English Majors Do

Rwo new graduates at commencement

Majoring in English prepares students for a wide range of careers and opportunities after graduation. Employers and professional schools seek applicants who can interpret, analyze, and communicate at a high level, and these are the very skills that the English major is designed to develop. Students who study English learn how to think rigorously and creatively. They are trained to read a variety of literary and cultural works, to write proficiently, and to make lively and logical arguments.