A major or minor in English is excellent preparation for continued graduate or professional training in English; law; journalism; political science/government; public administration; psychology; counseling; human resources; real estate; teaching; communication; student affairs; information science; publishing; museums; literacy organizations; and religious studies/seminary.
A bachelor’s degree in English is sufficient for many entry-level positions in business and industry, advertising and public relations. Appropriate teacher certification is required for elementary and secondary level; a graduate degree is required for teaching at the college or university level.
“The members of the English Department faculty are always willing to go the extra mile for their students, and to me, the professors and students have become not only an academic community, but also a family. Thanks to their guidance, I feel prepared to share my love and knowledge of literature with high school students.”
“[Thiel] provided a hands-on learning experience and the attention I needed. Even though I graduated with an English writing degree, I went to work in the world of logistics and construction. Employers were very impressed that I had this degree, but also was very flexible and willing to adapt.”
Abagale Steidl, Esq. '10
Attorney at Steidl & Steinberg, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa.