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Bachelor's in English, BA

Start Your Career on the Write Track

Develop clear, convincing communication — skills that matter in all careers. In your English courses, you’ll critically engage with writing and online content through a social justice lens.

In your English courses, you'll critically engage with writing—poems, novels, films— through a social justice lens.

English majors become writers, editors, researchers, librarians, lawyers, paralegals, teachers and marketers.


Why Roosevelt for your English Degree

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Small, supportive community

Build close working relationships with your professors and classmates. You’ll meet with faculty for regular advising sessions on career planning and professional development.

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Learn in the heart of a major city

At Roosevelt, you can meet alumni at our annual jobs panel or get involved with the Oyez Review, our literary magazine. Roosevelt is home to a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honors society.

You can also work in the Writing Center to gain professional experience. Or venture beyond campus to experiential learning opportunities at The Newberry Library or one of our other many downtown partners.

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Your fast track to graduate school

Earn a bachelor’s and master’s in five years with Roosevelt’s accelerated programs. Interested in teaching? Add a master’s in secondary education to your undergraduate degree. 


“Being an English major helped me to organize my thoughts and ideas effectively. I started at my company as a copy editor, which was pretty much the exact role I had always wanted!”

Courtney Clark, BA ’15
Creative Project Manager, Epsilon