Thomas More College

What Can You Do With An English Major?

The real question is what can't you do with an English major.Today's employers are looking for graduates with strong writing and communication skills who can meet deadlines, manage effectively and bring creative solutions to the job.Majoring in English enables you to employ these skills in a rich variety of careers, including:

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Business Management
  • Law
  • Civic Leadership
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Corporate Communications
  • Editing/Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Human Resource Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Speech Writing

In an era of constant information exchange, the demand for those who can effectively and creatively communicate will always be great. Prepare yourself for a successful future with an English degree from Thomas More College.


Prepare Your Path

Thomas More College offers you two options for a Bachelor of Arts in English. You can complete the traditional English major with a focus on British and American literature, or an English major in Creative Writing, which features a variety of writing workshops along with literary studies. Pairing an English major with another degree makes you that much more marketable. Some of our recent English graduates also hold degrees in psychology, communications, theater, art, theology and biology.

We are proud of the emphasis we place on hands-on job experience. Internships and networking opportunities in news reporting, copy editing, literary magazine publication, grant writing, literacy programs and tutoring, among others, help your portfolio stand out when it's time to interview for your first fulltime job. No matter what path you choose, you'll develop skills to succeed in the job market or graduate school program.

Chart Your Course

Our program offers a diverse selection of workshops and seminars. Examples include:

  • African American Literature
  • American Popular Culture
  • Creative Writing (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry)
  • The Development of the Novel
  • Gothic Literature
  • Literature of the American South
  • Meet the Beatles
  • Mythology and Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Oral Narrative Folklore
  • Science Fiction
  • Shakespearean Comedy
  • Sub-Saharan Literature
  • The Vietnam War in Literature & Film

Distinguish Yourself

At Thomas More, you'll find one-of-a kind opportunities to get involved beyond the classroom that clearly enhance your personal and professional growth. For example, our Words literarymagazine is entirely managed by students, providing experience in creative writing, art, editorial management, layout, publicity and distribution management.You can also work in our Writing Center as a tutor, join the creative activities of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honorary or study abroadthrough the CCSA program. We encourage all English majors to take advantage of these remarkable programs.

For more information, contact:

Professor Julie Daoud
Department of English
Thomas More College
859-344-3383, Office #2208