What can I do with an English major?

When students ask, "What can I do with an English major?" we respond, "What can't you do with an English major?" Join the Department of English to develop skills of text analysis and written expression and to gain a broad base of knowledge in the humanities. Ask us about designing your own Bachelor of Arts program that suits your needs and interests!

Did you know that the previous President of the University of Nebraska, J.B. Milliken, majored in English?

Our Current UNK Graduates

  • Write for magazines
  • Edit copy
  • Work in museums
  • Work in libraries
  • Teach high school
  • Teach middle school
  • Teach college
  • Coordinate Arts programming
  • Go to law school
  • Write grants
  • Write for Newspapers
  • Publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
  • Have plays produced
  • Work as administrators
  • Write for television

Links for English Career Ideas

Ten Jobs You Can Do with an English Degree

English Careers

English Majors and Marketing