English

English is the study of literature with a stress on interpretation, the close reading of texts, and writing. This method of study is ideal for becoming skilled in language awareness and communication skills. These communication skills are significant in gaining careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, and in all areas of business. In addition, English is also a popular major for students who have plans to go on for law and graduate degrees.

Visit the US Department of Labor's O*NET Resource Center, the nation's primary source of career information, to learn important information such as work related skills, abilities, wages and employment trends about the following careers that English majors may pursue:

  • Acquisitions Editor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Traffic Manager
  • Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Book Critic
  • Circulation Assistant
  • City Manager
  • College Professor
  • Columnist/Commentator
  • Comedy Writer
  • Communication Assistant
  • Communication Manager
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Affairs Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Writer
  • Crisis Manager
  • Crossword Puzzle Creator
  • Curator
  • Customer Service
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Director
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Editor, Film/Video
  • Magazine Editor
  • News Editor
  • Book Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Education & Training Specialist
  • Educational Program Specialist
  • Entertainment Agent
  • ESL Teacher
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Representative
  • Freelance Writer/Consultant
  • Fundraiser Coordinator
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Hearing Officer
  • Humorist/Comedian
  • Information Abstractor
  • Insurance Agent
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Magazine Writer
  • Management Trainee
  • Manuscript Reader
  • Mass Media
  • Media Director/Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Narrator
  • Novelist
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Assistant
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Politician
  • Press Representative
  • Proofreader
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Speaker
  • Publications Specialist
  • Publisher
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Radio/TV Commentator
  • Radio/TV Newscaster
  • Reading Consultant
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Retail Sales
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales/Service Manager
  • Script Reader
  • Scriptwriter/Producer
  • Special Concerns Advocate
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Stockbroker
  • Talent Agent
  • Teacher
  • Training Specialist
  • Translator
  • Tutor
  • Underwriter
  • Writer

 

To find out more about the English program, please contact the
School of English, Philosophy, and Humanities:

Dr. Daniel Grassian, Director
School of English, Philosophy & Humanities
(V) 201-692-2265

or visit FDU Metropolitan Campus'