English Majors and Careers
Value of an English Major
All of our English course offerings help students hone their ability to observe, analyze, synthesize, and communicate ideas. Literature classes explore the question of what it means to be human and enlarge our understanding of ourselves and others. Writing classes develop the skills needed to convey what we know with clarity and precision. These English skills are the “hidden agenda” behind most career successes. Professionals can go only so far in most fields before their English skills will determine their ability to advance. Employers recognize this fact, making an English major a valuable asset in any job search.
If you want to become an English Major at a four-year college or university, (1) fulfill the requirements for our two-year transfer degree, (2) take English classes in your areas of interest, and (3) check with the school you intend to transfer to for its requirements. (Note: Establishing an ongoing contact with a specific advisor at your intended transfer institution is also a good idea.) Major Transfer Guide: English