In today’s job market, employers in all industries are seeking critical and creative thinkers and effective communicators. That’s what makes English majors such attractive candidates.
This discipline is more than honing technical skills and harnessing the power of language. Studying literature through reading and analyzing texts gives you a greater understanding of the complexities of our world, past and present.
If you’re curious, want to be challenged intellectually and find the deeper meaning of things, an English degree could be right for you. You’ll be equipped to work in professional or creative writing fields, become a teacher, or prepare for graduate or law school.
It’s worth noting that ACU’s degree plan for English majors offers a generous number of elective hours, allowing you to add a second major that fits your career goals. For example, if you’re looking for a career in the media or public relations, you could also study communication. If you have sights set on law school, consider a double major in history or philosophy. Future technical writers may want to take courses in information technology. The combinations are seemingly endless.
|Credit hours||University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 51 credit hours
+ Electives: 21 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
|Department||Language and Literature|
|School/College||College of Arts and Sciences|
English majors get real-world learning experiences through clubs, events and co-curriculars such as: