Graduates from the Department of Languages and Literature are highly attractive to employers and graduate schools. Knowing how to communicate, especially in a foreign language, is valuable in every field and in our global marketplace.

Career options, with links to job outlooks, include:

Top 10 Reasons to become an English Major

Here are the advantages of pursuing a degree or minor from the Department of Languages and Literature:

  • Take special interest courses like sports literature, web writing, Harry Potter and many more.
  • Learn in small classes all taught by faculty holding the M.A. or the Ph.D. — no teaching assistants and no mega-sections.
  • Study abroad in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Increase your marketability with good communication skills or a second language.
  • Be mentored by faculty who understand that advising is not just scheduling.
  • Take courses on the web, in computer classrooms or in regular classrooms.
  • Get a strong background in traditional English, American and World Literature.
  • Study under two writers in residence and several distinguished faculty.
  • Connect with people across barriers of language, culture and history.
  • Become a valuable asset in a global economy.