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Department of English Language and Literature

Choosing English as a major, second major, minor or certificate is an incredibly practical decision. You will gain highly marketable skills that can make you a competitive job candidate in many sectors including business, education, government, health care, nonprofit, science and technology.

As a student in the Department of English Language and Literature, you can choose from teaching and nonteaching undergraduate degrees in several concentrations such as world literature and creative writing. The department also offers undergraduate certificates in Creative Writing, Technical and Professional Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These certificates can be applied to any major or degree.

Nonteaching careers for English majors include writing/editing, publishing, public relations, law, business and industry, grant writing, banking and many others.

At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature: Creative Writing Concentration.

English Degrees

Learn more about how to earn a major, minor, certificate or graduate degree in English Language and Literature.

Department of English Language and Literature