As an English major, you cultivate your expressive skills as you learn to think critically, write fluidly, and communicate effectively. Courses in the program explore language, literature, and culture across the globe. The ability to write powerfully and read perceptively is becoming increasingly important in a digital media age, and this highly adaptable field of study equips you with a versatile set of tools and skills you can transfer to multiple career fields.
An undergraduate degree in English provides excellent training for a broad range of careers. Recent graduates are working as digital marketers, attorneys, teachers, and novelists.
Continue Your Education in English
You can complete both the Bachelor of Arts in English and the Master of Arts in English in just five years. Teaching, administrative, and editorial assistantships are available to help support full-time graduate studies.
Student quote: “I took this class because I needed another three credits, and I have to say it is one of the top three most important classes I have ever taken during my college career. I am able to manage my stress better and I have never been more calm during a semester…It was also so amazing to hear how this course greatly impacted others in our class…This class positively impacted everyone involved, which was so amazing to see.”
English majors at Truman participate in internships all across the country and abroad. The practical, hands-on experience you gain through an internship can propel you above the competition in the job market.
Literary Journals and Publications
You can demonstrate your writing skills through several unique opportunities at Truman including a student-edited literary magazine and a student-produced newspaper.
Corinnne Brinkerhoff's passion for creative writing, TV production, and acting propelled her into a career as a successful TV writer and producer in Hollywood.
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