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Bachelor's Degree in English

An English degree allows you to gain skills that translate into most career areas. No matter what your career goals are, earning your degree at Cumberlands will provide an excellent foundation for your future. As an English major, you will have the opportunity to study with outstanding faculty members, many of whom are published writers, as you become familiar with a broad range of Western authors, works, and literary concepts as you develop your reading and writing skills and appreciation.

While earning your Kentucky bachelor’s degree in English, you will learn to explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, fine arts, religion, and other academic disciplines while developing stronger critical-thinking skills. Truly caring faculty members will help nurture your appreciation of literature and language, broaden your cultural consciousness, deepen your self-awareness and clarify your professional aspirations.

When you major in English, you will benefit from first-rate facilities and support services, including a laboratory for computer-assisted instruction in writing; a fully staffed writing center; and an excellent, user-friendly library.


  • Teach
  • Edit
  • Write
  • Government Service
  • Missionary Work
  • Seminary
  • Law
  • Private Business
  • Public Relations

The answer: almost anything. It's all up to you!


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of English Language and Literature is expected to have 309,500 job openings by 2026.  If you love literature, have an appreciation for language, and want to use it in a career; fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you change the way tomorrow looks! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more! 

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.