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WHY CHOOSE ENGLISH AS A MAJOR?

Get A Job!

In a 2016 national poll, 91% of employers agreed that career success hinges on “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems.” In short, your skills will never lose their value.

Work Well With Others!

96% of employers agreed that "all college students should have experiences that teach them how to solve problems with people whose views are different from their own."

Be More Human

Over two dozen studies have shown that reading narrative fiction makes you more empathetic. Peter Oatley, the principal investigator in one study, said: "People who read more fiction were better at empathy and understanding others . . . and this is pretty much the center of what it means to be human."

Read Real Books

You can lose yourself in a good book (not just a textbook), or lose yourself to your passions about literature, language, and life.