Mars Hill’s English major will give you a thorough background in literature, writing, and the history/structure of the English language. You will learn skills including reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, computer use, and research. You’ll study American, British, and World literature and creative, critical, and professional writing.

As an English major you’ll get a broad and deep education, develop aesthetic awareness, and prepare for graduate school or a career in teaching or writing, or in one of many other professions where communication skills are key, such as law, publishing, public relations, etc.

Mars Hill’s English major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. With a few extra courses, you can add secondary school licensure. What if you’re majoring in something else but still interested in writing? Consider getting a minor in English or creative writing.

English majors and minors are uniquely equipped to work in a wide variety of fields with success. Recent grads have gone on to successful careers in teaching, law, medicine, school administration, marketing, and journalism.

Possible careers for English majors include:

  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Technical Writing
  • Blogging
  • Search Engine
  • Optimization
  • Screen Writing
  • Education
  • Development
  • Fiction Writing
  • Law
  • Sales