A liberal arts degree in English is excellent preparation for a career in teaching, writing, publishing, journalism, law, government, and many other fields..At Gettysburg College, students of English gain skills that give them an edge in any career: critical thinking, persuasive argumentation, close reading, and concise communication.
In particular, Gettysburg College English majors come away with highly developed writing skills. Whether a student majors in English or English with a Concentration in Writing or minors in Writing, opportunities to hone one's writing style abound at Gettysburg College, both within the classroom and beyond. For example:
In addition, the English Department oversees several employment options that serve as valuable training for students interested in either writing or teaching.
Graduate School Options
Graduating English majors often pursue graduate studies in writing and literature and in fields such as business, social work, law, and urban planning, among others. Recent Gettysburg College English graduates have been accepted into graduate programs (MA, MFA, PhD and Law) at prestigious institutions such as the University of Virginia, Columbia University, Georgetown University, University of Iowa, and Johns Hopkins University.