English majors develop their ability to think critically, to research discerningly, and to write persuasively and clearly. These are the skills that employers want to see in employees. Many English graduates pursue careers in teaching, but the English major is an excellent preparation for careers in many different fields, including professional writing, editing, publishing, the legal profession, and non-profits.
For more information about the English major, contact Joyce Szewczynski, Ed.D, Chair of the Humanities Department, at 413-748-3665.
Teacher Licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure for details.