This program of study allows students to pursue studies in British, American, African-American, and Non-Western literature as well as studies in Drama. In addition to studies in literature, Creative Writing and Technical Writing courses allow students to construct a well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes the importance of communication in everyday life and in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to incorporate a Writing Concentration with their degree in English to develop their written communication skills across various genres of writing.
Many English majors choose careers in writing; they may work for newspapers, magazines, publishing companies, public relations or advertising firms, non-profit organizations, or corporations. Many television and radio personalities begin their careers as English majors. English majors also are qualified for the increasing number of openings for technical writers.