Why major in English?
When you’re studying texts that are nearly 1,000 years old and find that they still testify accurately to what it means to live and love, the world feels somehow larger and smaller all at once.
A degree in English does not prepare you to do one specific job. Instead, it provides you with a chance to take life by the reins and forge a path to almost any career you are passionate about.
I’ve spent the past four semesters as a student reporter for Alabama Public Radio, a position I wouldn’t have gotten without the writing skills I’ve gained as an English major.
As an English major, I’ve been impressed with the diversity of coursework, the involvement of the faculty, and the professional opportunities open to me.
Being an English major makes me feel connected to a community of like-minded individuals.
The English major has allowed me to understand the world from a number of different disciplines simultaneously. I get to wear the hats of anthropologist, sociologist, historicist, feminist, and more (often at the same time).