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Academic Opportunities


Because communication and the exchange of information drive the global economy, those who can write clearly, understand and respond to multiple perspectives, and critically analyze discourse are ready to make an impact in virtually any field.  Our majors have found satisfying careers in business, law, the arts, communications technologies, journalism, publishing, teaching, healthcare, public service, and more. Yet English is more than a pre-professional major: it contributes to an understanding of debates over value, justice, truth, beauty, meaning, and culture that are essential for any functioning democracy.

Students wishing for advanced and sustained experiences in research may apply to the Honors program.  English majors also have opportunities to study abroad at Oxford University.  Students who are interested in pursuing graduate work may apply to the 4+1 BA/MA program and are encouraged to consult with professors, including the director of undergraduate studies and the director of graduate studies about MA and PhD programs beyond Emory.