Writing: Writing creatively, creating persuasive messages, using precise language, assessing an audience, presenting specific viewpoints, writing concisely, drafting documents, and editing.
Research: Defining problems, establishing hypotheses, gathering information, using original sources, interpreting data, summarizing and presenting information, and evaluating results.
Critical Thinking: Thinking independently, reading critically, understanding components of complex problems, perceiving patterns/structures, comparing/contrasting, synthesizing themes, and summarizing
Market research analyst
Public relations director
Radio production assistance
Alumni in English have found employment in the following ways: Many of our students go to graduate school in English, law, business, library science, and social work. Others receive teacher certification
and teach high school. Still others work in business and media.
What percentage of undergraduates goes on to find related employment? 70%
Work settings include:
Chambers of commerce
Consumer action groups
Health and human service organizations
Public interest organizations
Opportunities for Post-Baccalaureate Study include:
Yale Law School
University of Sussex
Yale Divinity School
University of California at Santa Barbara
and many more
Salary Information Salaries range from one occupation, position, and work setting to another. According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities 2014 study "Liberal Arts Graduates
and Employment," 4 our of 5 employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences, and 93% of employers agree that candidates' ability to think critically, communicate clearly,
and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major. The average starting salary for a humanities major is , 271, and the average peak income is ,185. For students who go on to receive graduate
degrees, the average starting salary is ,821, and the average peak income is ,821.
What percentage of undergraduates goes on to graduate school? 20%