“Why Literature? … It expands you in every way. It illuminates what you’re doing. It shows you possibilities you haven’t thought of. It enables you to live the lives of other people than yourself. It broadens you. It makes you more human.” – M.H. Abrams
English Department graduates are employed in a wide range of careers: including teaching, journalism, and publishing, of course, but also public relations, banking, law, acting, and business management. A major or minor in English enhances one’s academic program by strengthening writing and analytical skills and providing a valuable background in the ideas and values-both eternal and contemporary-that literature expresses and which society needs.