What Can You Do with an English Major?

We’re asked this question all the time. Our answer: A lot. You will learn skills that transfer across hundreds of possible careers and industries—some of which may not even exist yet. Our graduates go on to work in marketing, publishing, non-profit fundraising, speechwriting, as well as in countless other fulfilling occupations.

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Get help on getting a project started or receive feedback on something already in the works. Meet with a writing coach face-to-face or online individually or as a group.

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Build a foundation in writing as you transition from high school to college. All students participate in one of three tracks to meet their first-year writing requirements.


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Department of English

Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Muncie, IN 47306

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