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English Careers

The English major’s focus on developing superior core skills of interpretation and communication prepares students for success in a huge range of professions. For example, apart from the well-known paths to teaching and various kinds of professional writing, the English major is also a traditional preparation for law school because of its emphasis on persuasion and the evaluation of verbal evidence. In fact, English is among a handful of majors that consistently place highest for scores on the national law school admissions test (LSAT). Given that a typical American now switches careers three or even five times, the flexible skill set of the English major is a major advantage in both traditional and emerging fields.

English majors at Mount Union go on to successful careers in the following areas:

  • Teaching English in Middle and High School
  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Graduate School (English, Literature, Creative and Professional Writing, Library Science, Linguistics)
  • Business