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Career possibilities for graduates of the Department of Languages and Literature

Career opportunities abound for those with a degree in English. Skills gained in this area of study can be easily applied to many career areas, as employers desire employees who can think clearly and critically, analyze, interpret data, and communicate results.

If you desire to teach, the combination of an English major and professional education minor will prepare you to pursue teaching licensure. Pair an English major with a minor in technical writing to prepare for careers in technical or professional writing, which entails developing information related to software, electronics, equipment and procedures. Technical writing is a great subject for students planning careers that require writing, editing, creating web pages, translating or illustrating.


Many Employers benefit from:
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking Expertise
  • Data Interpretation


What Do English Majors Do After Graduation?

Department of Languages and Literature majors go on to pursue many different paths:

  • Author
  • Blogger/ Corporate Blogger
  • Communication Expert
  • eCommerce Analyst
  • Grant Writer
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Professor
  • Publishing Extraordinaire
  • Researcher/ Marketing Researcher
  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Brand Strategist
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Investor Relations Advocate
  • Linguist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Expert
  • Reporter
  • Search Engine Marketer
  • Stock Broker

Majoring in a World Language will prepare you for a global job market.

Pair your study of World Language with a major or minor in Business to prepare to work abroad or for an international company.

You can expand your career opportunities by taking two years of World Language and/or participating in a study abroad program. World language requirements are included in our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, and international studies programs are available to all student.


Many employers benefit from:
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Increased cultural awareness
  • Ability to connect with large numbers of people
  • Critical Thinking Skills


What Do World Language Majors Do After Graduation?

Department of Languages and Literature majors go on to pursue many different paths:

  • Archaeologist
  • Community Organizer
  • Ecotourism
  • Immigration and Naturalization Officer
  • International Student Coordinator
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Museum Work
  • Peace Corp Volunteer
  • Researcher
  • Travel Writer
  • Attache
  • Customs Agent
    Diplomatic Representative
  • Human Rights Worker
  • Intelligence Agent for FBI or NSA
  • Interpreter
  • Missionary
  • Nonprofit Opportunities
  • Professor
  • Translator
  • Vast global job market opportunities and many more!