English courses will prepare you for law school and for careers in teaching, technical writing, publishing, public relations, marketing, finance, news media, and the arts. Our graduates are editors, lawyers, community organizers, entrepreneurs, and educators -- some alumni even teach overseas.
Why choose to minor in English?
From Chaucer to Chesnutt, "Beowulf" to Batman, and Romanticism to rap, English is epic in variety, vitality and versatility. Just as books are windows to the world, English opens doors to a myriad of careers. Witness English majors Clarence Thomas, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and Reese Witherspoon, the Academy Award-winning actor who played a lawyer onscreen in Legally Blonde.
Studying English can lead to law school, but strong reading, writing, speaking, analyzing, and researching skills can also land you a job in education, advertising, public relations, marketing, finance, journalism, publishing, editing, technical writing, the arts, or the public or nonprofit sectors.
What Will You Learn?
As an English minor the skills that you gain in reading, writing, analyzing, and researching will prepare you for a wide range of careers. The study of English and literature gives students an edge in graduate or professional school.
What Will You Do?
Although many English majors become teachers, the degree can also lead to careers in advertising, public relations, marketing, finance, journalism, publishing, editing, technical writing, the arts, or the public or nonprofit sectors. The degree can even take some graduates overseas to teach English as a second language.