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What Can You Do with a BA in English?


English majors enter a wide variety of fields after they graduate, including teaching, writing, editing, publishing, advertising, business, and law.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that employers are looking for "soft skills" like critical thinking in recent hires, and this has led to a sharp rise in employment for humanities graduates.

Generally speaking, an English degree prepares students to think critically, to research and write well, and to problem-solve. These skills are highly sought after by employers. 

The English Department at Oklahoma State University wants to give its majors the skills they need and also an understanding of how those skills can be more effectively marketed to future employers. The articles below may serve as a useful starting point:

Best Paying Jobs for English Majors

What to Do with a BA in English

Jobs for English Majors