The English Department keeps up with the latest trends in employment prospects for English majors. We are dedicated to your career development.
Did You Know?
- Humanities majors perform slightly above average on the MCAT (medical school admissions test). You must not think that the English major places you at a disadvantage in the world of science.
- Humanities majors have an advantage on the LSAT (law school admissions test).
- A graduate of MIT who became a physician said, "MIT biology prepared me for medicine. Literature prepared me to be a doctor" (cited by Hart Research Associates).
- Among the humanities, English is not considered "ailing." This area of study still offers what the world is looking for.
- Employers look for critical thinking, historical thinking, ability to work with others, ability to work with numbers, the insights of great writers and artists, ability to experiment, and ability to work in ambiguity.
- What you major in does make a difference in your critical thinking and writing skills.
- English teaching offers a great way into mission service. Many countries don't allow pastors, but will allow language teachers.