Undergraduate

Why Major in English?

The Department of English offers two majors for undergraduate students. The English major, with concentrations in creative writing and literary studies, prepares students for any field that values critical thinking, high reading comprehension, clear and effective writing, and the ability to interpret and analyze data. The Professional and Technical Communication major prepares students to work as innovative professional communicators in various fields, as well as provides students with both a practical and a theoretical orientation to communication in a variety of media and genres.

Career opportunities are abundant for our students because skills gained from this degree can be easily applied to many career areas, including education, business, writing and editing, publishing, information technology, advertising, media, government, business, medicine, and law, to name a few.

For further information about careers and how to be competitive in today's economy, we recommend students meet with their advisors to clarify career goals and objectives in order to identify a specific area of interest. You may also want to make an appointment with the University of South Florida's Career Services. Find out about the career paths of previous English and Professional and Technical Communication majors on our alumni spotlight page.