Careers in English
The English program is designed to develop skills essential in the
professional world: critical thinking, precise writing, and effective oral
communication. It also provides every student with practical experience through
its required Career Internship—an excellent opportunity for students to gain
work experience in the professional world. Many internships lead to jobs after
There is a wide range of career possibilities for English Majors. Given
Arcadia's emphasis on critical thinking, clear writing, strong oral
communication skills, and interdisciplinary scholarship, our English majors are
especially well-prepared to enter graduate and professional schools. Here they
are prepared for advanced degrees in Writing,
Literature, Cultural Studies, Law, Business, Communications, International
Studies, and many other areas.
Graduates of our program may also become university professors, write for magazines or newspapers, work in museum administration, coordinate arts programming, become grant
writers, work in academic
administration, work for non-profit
organizations, consult, edit books or scientific manuals,
work in public relations or politics, or effect change on an international stage through relevant
social or economic organizations.
At Arcadia, many English majors interested in becoming high school teachers will also obtain a Secondary Education Teaching
Certification with their degree.
We offer a concentration in Creative Writing with several
introductory to advanced courses focused on fiction, poetry, drama,
non-fiction, play and screenwriting. Many of our graduates have gone on to
publish their work as well as become active in the creative arts.
Arcadia's Professional Writing Program offers many
specialized courses in Business Writing, Journalism, Technical Writing, Medical
Writing and other topics.
With English the Possibilities are Endless!