What Can I Do With This Degree?

An English degree fosters the creative, critical and analytical skills needed for graduate study and for a variety of rewarding careers in fields such as law, publishing, media, education, business, government, nonprofit groups and international-aid organizations.

In the Workforce

  • Teaching: Graduates have held teaching and administrative positions at schools throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.
  • Public relations, promotions and marketing: Graduates have held positions with colleges and universities, nonprofits, strategic planning and consulting firms, entertainment companies and governmental organizations.
  • Public service: Graduates have worked with AmeriCorps and in Malawi and Uzbekistan through the Peace Corps.
  • Publishing: Graduates have held positions as editorial assistants, rights and permissions editors and publicity assistants in book publishing.
  • News: Graduates have pursued careers in sports news at ESPN and a variety of local weeklies, in broadcast journalism and in newspapers.
  • Library science: Graduates have held a variety of positions, including ones at the Boston Public Library and the University of Tennessee Library.
  • Other: Graduates have held positions in financial services, college admissions, fundraising and development, insurance and health care.

Graduate School

Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees or certificates in literature, law, strategic communications, library science, publishing, media studies and public relations at the following institutions:

  • Boston University
  • DePaul University
  • Emerson College
  • The New School
  • Northeastern University
  • Pace University
  • Rhode Island College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee