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Study for Your Career|Department of English

Study for Your Career:

You can prepare your way to a future career by the course selections you make in your major, or through a targeted minor.

For a career in academia, focus on the area of English studies in which you want to proceed. Most English PhD's presume extensive experience in literature in your major, and also substantial work in a foreign language. You might pursue a minor in an additional English field.

For a career in technical writing, select electives in composition and professional writing (beyond 1010 and 2020), or add the professional writing minor. Do a professional writing internship.

For a career in creative writing, take as many creative writing courses as you can, perhaps through the creative writing minor.

For a career in law, medicine, business, entertainment . . . amass critical skills in literature classes, and writing skills in professional or creative writing.

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