English BA Degree
Delve Into Language and Literature for Myriad Career Paths
The bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Texas at Tyler is a unique, interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a variety of career paths including entering business or law school, pursuing academic research, becoming an editor, high school English teacher and more. When you graduate, you will possess strong critical reading, thinking and writing skills that will enhance your success in any professional field.
- Study in small classes that average about 25 students, ensuring interaction and attention not typically available in classes with hundreds of students at other state universities.
- Enhance your English major with additional courses in education that will prepare you to teach English in elementary schools or high schools.
Graduates of the UT Tyler bachelor of arts in English program go on to such diverse employment opportunities as: Brookshire Grocery Human Resources Department; Japanese Assistant Teacher Program; working as grant-funding agents; and teaching in school districts throughout Texas and beyond.
Other graduates have pursued master’s degrees in English at UT Tyler and other institutions or entered law school.
Bachelor’s in English: Explore Literature, Creative Writing, Language
- Expand your language literacy: UT Tyler is the only university in Texas where you can take foreign languages such as Chinese, Latin and Spanish to fulfill foreign language requirements for the English degree and, at same time, for minors in Asian studies, classical studies and Spanish.
- Join the China Immersion international study experience for three weeks at East China Normal University in Shanghai, where you will study and explore while earning six academic credit hours.
Career Outlook for English Majors
A degree in English can be a gateway to many different careers, including positions of writer or editor.
Companies and industries will need writers to create content for online media to reach technology-savvy consumers. Other opportunities are available in public relations, nonprofit organizations and publishing companies.
English Courses: Stimulating. Global.
Undertake studies in composing and evaluating creative writing. Designed to give students an opportunity to write under supervision, to learn techniques of expression and to develop creative writing craftsmanship.
Studies in World Literature
Complete a detailed study of selected themes, literary types and authors in world literature. Content varies from year to year.
Classical Literature in Translation
Make an intensive study of the literature of the Greeks and Romans in translation. The course explores a variety of ancient authors and genres, including drama, epic and lyric poetry, historiography, satire and Greco-Roman mythology.
More about UT Tyler’s English program of study.