Program Overview English (BA)
Many students majoring in English pursue careers directly related to literature and teaching, but the corporate world has also recognized the power and importance of understanding information combined with strong, sound writing and analytical skills. As an English major, you will learn to separate content from rhetoric, research and synthesize information, and present ideas in a sophisticated and articulate way.
Whether you are enrolled in the general English degree, the Professional Writing program or the Literature specialization, you will learn to create a resume, write query letters and market your skills to prospective employers. In addition, Barry will provide you with the opportunity to interact with industry professionals by inviting local editors, publishers, and digital media specialists to make presentations on campus.
The capacity to think quickly and pull information together from diverse sources, and apply that information in a professional situation will lead to numerous options in business, government, law, health care, journalism, education, social service… and many other career options you may consider.