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With an English major (BA) or minor you'll have the opportunity to explore various genres and periods of literature, study the English language, develop your abilities as a reader and critical thinker, and improve your writing skills.

For the major, you choose an area of emphasis in literature or writing.

What Will I Study?

Your classes cover topics such as literary criticism, literature from medieval to the present day, and writing - expository, creative, and writing in the workplace.

English majors finish their studies with a senior seminar, which gives seniors a chance to use skills and knowledge gained over the course of the major.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

It's hard to overstate the importance of being able to communicate well. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in writing, editing, publishing, business, public service, education, public relations, and law; in fact, English is one of the most versatile majors - one of the many reasons why English is a great choice for your major.

You can also continue your English studies at LC with our graduate degree in English.

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Relay For Life Training, Resource Manager – VA/WV
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Franklin County
  • Education Director / Volunteer Coordinator, Avoca Museum
  • Editorial Assistant, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins - Baltimore

Graduate Schools LC English Graduates Are Attending

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • UNC Wilmington
  • Bennington College
  • Auburn University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Elon University Law School
  • Lynchburg College

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What Can I Do With a Degree in English?

Katie Davidson

Katie Davidson '09 is the production manager for Disney Publishing Worldwide. Read more.  


Author and editor Zoe Eisenberg '10 was interviewed by Dr. Dickson. Read more.  


Laura Long

Dr. Laura Long's novel, "Out of Peel Tree," is recommended by the Oprah Book Club as a book that "every joy-seeking woman needs to read." See the story on oprah.com. And listen to her interview on WV public radio.