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:
- Advertising copyeditors
- Editors of books and other publications
- Marketing associates
- Congressional aides
- Web developers
- Technical reporter (quality assurance and compliance regulations)
- Public relations manager/specialist
- Etc, etc, etc. With good communication skills, an English major can go anywhere.
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, Harry Potter, Irish and/or Gothic Literature, Banned Books, and many more. These courses are offered at the 200 level to attract students from across the curriculums.
- Learn in small classes all taught by faculty holding the M.A., M.F.A., or the Ph.D. — no teaching assistants and no mega-sections.
- Study abroad in English, French, and Spanish.
- Increase your marketability with communication skills and / 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 lecture 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.
And don’t forget to fill out your 4-year Career Plan from Nicholls Career Services.