Why Major in English?
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Devon, student in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, & Technology
Stephanie, student in Creative Writing
Angelica, student in Literary Studies
Laura, Junior in Creative Writing
A bachelor’s degree in English prepares students for any field that values critical
thinking, high reading comprehension, clear and effective writing, and the ability
to interpret and analyze data. Career
opportunities are abundant for our students because skills gained from this
degree can be easily applied to many career areas, including education, business,
writing and editing, publishing, information technology, advertising, media, and
law, to name a few.
For further information about careers and how to be competitive in today’s economy,
please see your academic advisor,
or make an appointment with the University of South Florida’s
Career Center, located in SVC2088. Also, check out our Alumni Spotlight
page to see more information on career paths.
After choosing English as your major, we recommend students meet with their
advisors to clarify career goals and objectives in order to identify a specific
area of interest.