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 graduation.

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!



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