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.

    Possible Career Options

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