What Can I Do With A Major In English?


The English major is designed to provide a quality undergraduate program in English in literature, composition, and language usage. NSU's Department of Languages and Literature offers both a generalist concentration that prepares the student for entry into the professional world or graduate study on the master's level and a unique Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) concentration focused on teaching and language proficiency.


The department is committed to focusing on the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, writing competence, and promotion of a devotion to literature and the use of written language in all of its programs and lifelong learning. The degree provides a foundation to produce educated graduates with strong liberal arts experience who can become valuable citizens in their communities and serve as a resource in their communities.




Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Copy Writer
  • Creative Writer
  • Editor
  • Editorial Writer, Newspapers & Magazines
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • English Language and Literature Professor
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • High School Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Newspaper/Magazines Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Editor
  • Radio & TV News Commentator
  • Radio & TV Newscaster
  • Radio & TV Program Director
  • Reporter
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Screen Writer
  • Script Editor
  • Speech Writer
  • Sportswriter
  • Technical & Scientific Publications Editor
  • Technical Publications Writer
  • Travel Writer
  • Writer/ Author

Related Skills

  • Accuracy
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Listening
  • Managing Time
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Writing and Authoring

Degree Information