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English, BA Frequently Asked Questions

A degree in English will help develop effective communication across various modes, that employers look to use in Advertising, Arts & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Business, Editing, Education, Law, Library Science, Publishing, Print & Digital, and more.

The benefit of an English degree is the versatility of the skillset built throughout the program. Effective communication, situating one’s voice in writing, and critical reading and writing are all skills applicable to any discipline, and any professional job post-graduation.

Students will work closely with professors to learn how to produce a diverse set of professional, creative, and persuasive texts, ultimately developing oral and written language skills that are transferable to corporate, creative, or collegiate settings. 

Our faculty’s approach to reading and writing ensures that students are grounded in literary history and practice, contemporary trends in rhetoric and composition, and creative innovation via small classes.

Yes! We offer a variety of English Department internships: Textbook Publishing, Literary Publishing, Digital Writing and Social Media, and Tutoring. More information can be found at English Internships.

Contact Dr. Mary Lamb, Department of English Chair, at or (678) 466-4706.