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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 and Editing
After gaining a deeper knowledge into the world of literature those who graduate with a bachelor’s degree can go into the field of publishing and editing. Editors develop tools to identify editing issues, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure within specific articles of writing. Publishers develop skills such as writing editing, and digital production skills. The publishing career can be followed into two main fields, Trade publishing and Academic Publishing.
Having a career as an author can be fun and adventurous field to embark on, only made easier with the know how from a bachelors in English. A bachelors in English can prepare authors in creating content with profound insight within the text and by shining a light on the world around them.
Earning an English bachelor’s degree can help lead students into the teaching career field. As a teacher students can encourage, motivate, and inspire those they teach to embrace English. Becoming a teacher can provide a means to demonstrate the insights gained from school as well as help student gain insights into the world of literature.
Technical Writer/Communicator
Create instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other documents to communicate complex technical information in accessible language. There is a high demand for this occupation in many industries and organizations.

Getting Started in this degree

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

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