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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 BA in English will provide an excellent foundation for your future. As an English major, you will have the opportunity to study with outstanding English department 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 English degree, 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, hone your creative writing skills, 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.


The possibilities are almost endless for English language degree holders. Whether you chose an English literature major or a focus on creative writing, a BA in English is often a jumping off point for continuing education. You could pursue pre-law, a master’s in education, or even an MBA, just to name a few. But perhaps you want to jump right into your career after you earn your undergraduate degree. There are plenty of jobs for English majors out there, including:

  • Teacher
  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Government Service Worker
  • Missionary
  • Seminarian
  • Private Business Owner
  • Public Relations Specialist


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


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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.