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Career possibilities for graduates of the Department of Languages and Literature


Career opportunities abound for those with a degree in English. Skills gained in this area of study can be easily applied to many career areas, as employers desire employees who can think clearly and critically, analyze, interpret data, and communicate results.

If you desire to teach, the combination of an English major and professional education minor will prepare you to pursue teaching licensure. Pair an English major with a minor in technical writing to prepare for careers in technical or professional writing, which entails developing information related to software, electronics, equipment and procedures. Technical writing is a great subject for students planning careers that require writing, editing, creating web pages, translating or illustrating.

What Do English Majors Do After Graduation?

Department of Languages and Literature majors go on to pursue many different paths:

Adjunct Faculty
Blogger/ Corporate Blogger
Brand Strategist
Communication Expert
Digital Copywriter
eCommerce Analyst
Grant Writer
Investor Relations Advocate
Policy Analyst
Public Relations Expert
Publishing Extraordinaire
Researcher/ Marketing Researcher
Search Engine Marketer
Social Media Manager
Stock Broker
Technical Writer

Many Employers benefit from:
Excellent Communication Skills
Critical and Analytical Thinking Expertise
Data Interpretation

Foreign Languages

Majoring in a Foreign Language will prepare you for a global job market.

If you wish to teach, major in a Foreign Language and minor in Professional Education. Pair your study of Foreign Language with a major or minor in Business to prepare to work abroad or for an international company.

You can expand your career opportunities by taking two years of Foreign Language and/or participating in a study abroad program. Foreign language requirements are included in our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, and international studies programs are available to all student.

What Do Foreign Language Majors Do After Graduation?

Department of Languages and Literature majors go on to pursue many different paths:

Community Organizer
Customs Agent
Diplomatic Representative
Human Rights Worker
Immigration and Naturalization Officer

Intelligence Agent for FBI or NSA
International Student Coordinator
Legislative Assistant
Museum Work
Nonprofit Opportunities
Peace Corp Volunteer
Travel Writer
Vast global job market opportunities
And many more!

Many employers benefit from:
Excellent Communication Skills
Increased cultural awareness
Ability to connect with large numbers of people
Critical Thinking Skills