English

With a degree in English, you can apply your skills in writing, research and analysis in a wide variety of professional settings.

English majors are well-prepared for advanced study and careers in education, law, library and information science, medical professions, public relations, and publishing. You also have the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching English at the secondary level with the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), leading to a recommendation for certification to the Michigan Department of Education, as well as several teaching minors available. The department also offers a major in creative writing.

 

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Advertising

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    Book Representative

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    Editor

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    Grant Writer/Nonprofit Director

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    Journalist

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    Librarian

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    Proofreader

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    Public Relations Specialist

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    Technical Writer

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Announcer
    • Book Representative
    • Correspondent
    • Grant Writer
    • Interpreter and Translator
    • News Analyst
    • Professor
    • Proofreader
    • Reporter
    • Research Consultant