English Literary Studies Major

Students in our English Literary Studies major develop a comprehensive knowledge of the major branches of Western Literature, their historical development and the critical apparatus used to analyze that literature. This writing-intensive major hones the communication skills of reading, writing, research and interpretation that are essential for your success in both graduate school and careers.


Careers in Literary Studies

Career opportunities for graduates in English Literary Studies lie in many areas.

Careers include:

  • Federal Government
  • Education
  • Acting
  • Arts Administrator
  • Museum Administration
  • Stage Manager
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communications
  • Market Analyst
  • Publishing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Magazine Editor
  • Medical Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Content Development


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