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About the English Degree Program

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English majors study and examine the deepest roots of language and note its features, characteristics, and changes throughout time. Students study the context and content of written and oral works such as pieces of prose and poetry, commentaries and speeches, and plays and films, and are able to discover truths and commonalities within those time eras. They are able to organize thoughts and ideas and present them in a clear and effective way. Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are also able to learn under award-winning faculty members who mentor, offer insight, and encourage scholarship and creativity. An English major is for those who enjoy literature, writing, and learning under professionals every day.

Career Opportunities with this degree

  • Technical Writer
  • Producer
  • Copy Writer
  • Poet, Lyricist, and Creative Writer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Editor
  • Court Reporter
Darrin Gonzales

“The field of English is one that is uniquely inclusive. My focus - critical theory - allows for perspectives from all across the realm of academia. There’s never a dull moment in the English department, and I have been incredibly lucky to find myself in an environment dedicated to seeing me — and my fellow classmates — thrive and be successful."

Darrin Gonzales

ENGLISH Bachelor of Arts