Career Opportunities

English majors (and double majors) have found employment in fields such as:

  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public service
  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Journalism and media
  • Publishing, both traditional and desktop

Moreover, the blend of professional talents derived from training in creative thinking, critical reading, logic, organizing projects for presentation, and effective and varied writing, provides English graduates with a special flexibility rare among college graduates and prized by employers.

The English major sharpens critical thinking skills because students are expected to examine literature from a number of interpretative perspectives. Students majoring in English learn how to read with insight and critical acumen and strengthen their functional vocabularies in the process.

The English major offers ideal preparation for advanced study in librarianship, Internet publication and museum studies.

The American Association for Schools of Law urges students seeking admission to law school to major in a strong liberal arts area at the undergraduate level, and the most frequently recommended major for law school aspirants is the English major. The ability to write the English language with precision, grace, and substance is a crucial skill for those students seeking admission to law school.

Students pursuing the English major with law school in mind should contact Professor Jessica Hynes, the Quinnipiac University prelaw adviser (203-582-3688), and should prepare early to take the LSAT.

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