What You Can Do with an English and Languages Degree

Department of English and Languages

The Department of English and Languages offers two majors in English and minors in English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, and Spanish, as well as course work in additional languages. Students who study English, humanities, and languages enhance the reading and writing skills important in a variety of careers, absorb the cultural understanding necessary for success in a diverse society, and develop the critical thinking skills which will lead to professional and advanced academic success.

So What Can I Do With an English and Languages Degree?

  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • English Teacher
  • Editor
  • Script Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Book Reviewer
  • Copy Editor
Show Me the Money!
The Chicago Tribune reports that college graduates earn on average 75% more money than those who only have a high school degree. In particular, graduates with an English & Languages degree typically can earn between $35,000 and $48,000 for entry level jobs. (NACE 2016 Salary Report)
English & Languages Department at a Glance
Dean: Dr. Kate Lang, Col. of Liberal Arts & Social Sci.
Chair: Dr. Mark Walling
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Concentrations: 2
Minors: 5
Faculty: 14 full-time
Organizations: 4
Scholarships: 28
Location: 147 Faust Hall