Why Study English?

Why English?

With an English degree you will study literature, language, and writing to better understand the complex experiences of the human world. Can that lead you to a career? Yes!

Recent studies show that skills such as reading, writing, critical thinking, and complex reasoning lead to greater professional and personal success, when compared to completing a specific degree. A degree in English builds these core skills and prepares you for many diverse fields. 

Writing, Editing, Publishing

Use your writing skills to inform and entertain. 

Graduate Programs

An English degree can lead to success in grad school. 


Inspire others as you teach them to love reading and writing. 

Minor in English

An English minor can help you succeed in any career. 

What If You Can't Decide?

Whether you are confident about your career path or not, you have many ways to meet your goals. Because BYU-Idaho's English program allows students to choose 18 credits of program electives, you may focus in more than one area. See course advising recommendations for building a degree that meets your specific interests.