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Literature Concentration

Students majoring in English are preparing themselves for a great number of rewarding careers that require strong writing skills, a sensitivity to the subtleties of language and broad learning in the humanistic tradition. Students with concentrations in literature and creative writing have achieved professional success in each ofl the following areas:

  • Education (at all grade levels, including Special Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • Publishing and editing
  • Journalism (in every medium, from newspapers to television to the Internet)
  • Commissioned and freelance writing (in every genre – from travel essays to poetry, political analysis to science fiction, how-to-books to humor pieces)
  • Technical writing (in high-tech, manufacturing, medical and other industries)
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Public relations
  • Public service, charitable and other agencies in the non-profit sector
  • Law
  • Government