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Bachelor of Arts
Students learn to develop skills in reading, interpreting, and arguing about a variety of literary texts as well as developing tools to demonstrate deep learning and critical thinking.
English instructor Eric d'Evegnee teaches Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation.
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Gaining a bachelor’s degree in English can help students deepen their critical thinking and broaden their understanding of humanity through the world’s written works. In this degree, you will take classes that develop skills in reading, writing, and analysis. The English degree allows you the flexibility to tailor your degree to fit your career goals.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in English have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Publishing & Editing
Do you sit in sacrament meeting and silently correct the speakers’ grammar? Can you spot the difference between a comma splice and a run-on sentence? Would you love to help good writers become even better? Do you think it would be fun to correct a best-selling writer’s manuscript or to discover the next great American author and help her get published? Or perhaps helping geeky scientists explain their discoveries and innovations in language the public can understand is a secret dream you’ve always had. The editing and publishing field may be your cup of tea hot chocolate!
Creative Writer / Author
Be the next Flannery O’Connor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Brandon Sanderson. Inspire the world with your creative non-fiction writing, your popular blog, podcast, or website. Join the creative team behind the next version of Hi-Fi Rush or storyboard the next great RPG to invade the world. You might have it in you. So don’t be chicken!
English Teacher
Earning an English education bachelor’s degree will qualify you to teach various English language arts subjects to all grades from 6th to 12th. You’ll learn the skills required to plan, teach, and assess units of instruction, manage the learning environment, and prepare students for state exams. In everything you do, you will teach your students how to think critically, write competently, and communicate effectively.
Technical & Professional Writer / Communicator
The demand for technical and professional writers and communicators is high and the opportunities are many and varied! Use your knowledge and skills in writing, editing, and software/apps to get involved with everything from E-Learning & Corporate Training to Technical & Strategic Communication to Social Media & Advertising. Create web-based media campaigns, write podcast scripts, plan out storyboards, design book trailers, write and edit training documents and press releases, be the creative force behind marketing campaigns, write speeches for business, political, and community leaders, collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to bring innovation and knowledge to the general public, advise businesses and government agencies in crisis communication—the opportunities go on and on. Get in on the action!

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in English, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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