Turn Your Passion for English Into A Career.
What can’t you do with an English major? The skills you’ll build as you earn your bachelor’s degree in English can take you anywhere. Build a career in education, authorship, counseling, law, or even marketing. Shape your own worldview, informed by the study of famous authors like Shakespeare, Austen, Dickinson, and Hurston.
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At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.
CRITICAL AND ANALYTICAL THINKING
Sharpen your sword and apply your skills to any industry.
SHAPE YOUR WORLDVIEW
Forge your path forward, informed by those who have come before us.
4+1 ACCELERATED MASTER’S
Earn your initial certification master’s degree in one year.
STORIES LEADING THE WAY
Lydia Fanara ‘25 (English) transferred to Roberts to pursue her dream of becoming a published author.
She shares, “My aim in getting an English degree is to learn everything I can about what makes a good story. That includes studying the best writers of the past. I have the opportunity to endlessly analyze literature, an experience that is rewarding in more ways than one.”
What Will I Learn
As an English major, you’ll read broadly and learn to write pointedly and passionately. You’ll spend time in all genres of literature across every era of human history.
- Study rigorous and engaging literature courses
- Gain breadth and depth – study centuries of literature and dive into a favorite author’s work
- Sharpen your writing and communication skills
- Expand and purify your imagination
- Immerse yourself in community and attend special events such as watching a play at Geva Theatre
- Be mentored by professors and alumni
- Pastoral Intern
- Human Resources at Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Student Teaching
- English Teacher
- Brand Strategist
- Web Designer
- Senior Pastor
- Property Manager
- Roberts Wesleyan University
- University of Rhode Island
- Syracuse University
- Duke Divinity University
- McMaster Divinity College
- University of Cincinnati
- Emerson College
- SUNY Brockport
- SUNY Brockport
Frequently Asked Questions
An English degree involves studying some of the most famous authors of all time. It allows you to craft your own views of the world, as you draw inspiration from literature.
As an English major, you will dabble in topics like American literature, world literature, the novel, children’s and adolescent literature, major authors, and more.
English majors read broadly and learn to write pointedly and passionately. They learn to ask what the most incisive and creative minds have asked and to discern—amidst a Christian community—how to stay true to God and themselves in a confusing world. And of course they write. English majors become skilled at organizing heaps of information; they learn how to change people’s minds. Not every graduate has these skills anymore, and many employers seek to hire such people.
Studying English can help you acquire important skills, such as:
- Learning to read in an efficient and careful manner – helping you to notice things others may miss.
- The ability to write in a coherent and clear way.
- Being able to think outside yourself, consider others’ points of views, and feel empathy for others.
An English degree can open the door to many job opportunities. Some examples include:
- English Teachers
- Library Occupations
- Writers and Authors
- Brand Strategists
- Radio Broadcasters
According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for those with an English degree was $51,000 in 2019. Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, level, field, and position.
We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.