A Place to Create
In the English degree program, you will have opportunities to compose poetry and short stories, and to write essays on topics ranging from Shakespearean drama to justice and ecology.
With an English degree, you can create a future you may not have yet imagined. English students at Michigan Tech have a unique opportunity to work across disciplines: to double major or pick up a minor. With strong skills in communication as well as literary and cultural analysis, you will be prepared to pursue research, collaborate with your peers in other fields, and to launch a career in public, private, and non-profit sectors.
In English, we focus on the diversity of human experience. Our transnational focus on literary cultures draws attention to the ways we connect with one another as individuals and communities. Our graduates are empowered to create and take their role in a complex global society.
A Place For You
English is the place for you. With an English major, you can open doors to a wide range of career trajectories. Skills in analysis, research, creative thinking, and oral and written communication can lead to a wide range of careers. Be an educator, editor, entrepreneur, journalist, librarian, researcher, administrator, or social or political advocate. Our degrees also prepare you to pursue advanced degrees in literature, creative writing, medicine, law, and business.
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Tomorrow Needs Versatile English Majors
English majors excel in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and analysis, essential in our information-driven and rapidly changing society. English majors interpret complex data, write persuasive content, and navigate the cultural nuances required to bridge divides. They foster creativity and empathy, bridging gaps in an increasingly interconnected world.
With an English major, you can open doors to a wide range of career trajectories. Skills in analysis, research, creative thinking, and oral and written communication can lead to a fulfilling career. Be an educator, editor, entrepreneur, journalist, librarian, researcher, administrator, or social or political advocate. Our degrees also prepare you to pursue advanced degrees in literature, creative writing, medicine, law, and business.
43%majors go to graduate school
75%complete an internship before graduating
84%humanities graduates satisfied with their job
9minors to pair your degree
English Majors Get Hired
English majors have a wide range of career trajectories and are highly sought-after professionals. Their strengths as analysts, researchers, and creative thinkers, along with their oral and written communication skills make them strong candidates for advanced degrees in literature, creative writing, medicine, law, and business. They are also well prepared to pursue opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as, amongst other things, teachers and educators, editors, entrepreneurs, journalists, librarians, researchers, effective administrators, and social and political advocates.
English majors earn salaries equal to most majors. English majors' mid-career salaries are equivalent to those of science and nursing majors, and higher than anthropology and psychology majors. They are lower than accounting and engineering majors, according to the Wall Street Journal Report on Salaries by College Major.
English majors have higher acceptance rates to medical school than social science or natural science majors, according to the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Report.
Career Opportunities for English Majors
Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in English Career opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Account Executive
- Communications specialist
- ESL Instructor
- Grant Writer
- Government Relations
- Marketing Representative
- Proposal Writer
- Sales Representative
- Social Media Specialist
- Speech Writer
- Staff Writer
- Technical Writer
Companies Hiring English Majors
These are just some of the companies hiring English majors:
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Audacy Inc.
- Chicago Public Media
- Children’s Literacy Initiative
- Commonwealth McCann
- Crain Communications
- Cybertech Inc.
- Dematic Corp.
- Grand Rapids School District
- Grosse Pointe School District
- Herman Miller Inc.
- Northern Trust Corp.
- Olympia Entertainment
- Prime Publishing
- Robert W. Baird
- Rocket Mortgage
- Trinity Health