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Careers and English Alumni

Surveys of college alumni show that students who graduate with a major in English go on to succeed in a wide range of fields. These areas of study include publishing, law, business, the arts, library, recruitment, journalism, technical writing, government, and nonprofit work.

Since we now live in an age of near-constant technological communication, English majors are especially well equipped to navigate the demands of professional communication – and to impress their employers – in almost any field.

As most of our majors will tell you they chose this path because they love to read and write. They want their college experience to be personally meaningful, to be academically challenging, and to be intellectually, socially, and spiritually rewarding. Major in English because you love it. Use these four (or more) years to learn how to think, read, write, and engage with others thoughtfully in a true learning community. 


Department of English

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520