Do you love to immerse yourself in books and the world of storytelling? Do you desire to be a better writer?  Explore literature across genres, time periods, and cultures through the practice of reading and writing.

You will develop skills and techniques to critically read and analyze literature. You will also become a careful critic of your own writing.

Careers in English

A degree in English is highly versatile and can prepare graduates for interesting and diverse careers.

  • Work for educational institutions as a teacher, speech pathologist, research assistant, or librarian.
  • Focus on writing and become a journalist, copywriter, grant writer, scriptwriter, or freelance writer.
  • Work for businesses as a media specialist, sales representative, technical writer, or training specialist.
  • Continue your studies and go into law or medicine.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

An English major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors, to explore that could align better with your interests. Examples include Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, American Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, and many more.

  • Search a list of English related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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