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What can I do with a major in...?: English

Career resources for your major.

About English Major



  • B.A. English


  • English Literature
  • Writing


"The major is an especially good choice for students who want to pursue careers demanding a high degree of cultural literacy and attention to language, such as graduate work in primary, secondary and university level teaching and scholarship, law, advertising, journalism, public relations, publishing, communications, diplomacy, and human relations."

- CNU Undergraduate Catalog

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Composition skills
  • Reading Analysis
  • Research
  • Organizational Skills
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Next Steps

  • Take the FOCUS (use access code: captains to make your account) to see which careers match your interests
  • Explore where CNU grads with this degree are working/studying
  • Tailor your Resume to your interests
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