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The English major is one of the largest in UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. It is widely recognized as a foundational liberal arts degree, preparing you not only for graduate study in literature or creative writing, but for a range of careers - including teaching, the law, publishing and business - in which the skills of analytical thinking and effective communication are at a premium.
The curriculum develops your writing, critical thinking and analytical skills while introducing you to American, British and world literatures, creative writing, literary theory, composition, language arts and rhetoric.
The M.A. program in English gives you the opportunity to undertake advanced study in the field of your choosing through either the writing of a thesis or the completion of 36 hours of coursework. The foundational courses for the M.A. degree overlap with those of the Ph.D., giving you the flexibility to move directly from the master's program to the doctoral program as your career plans develop.
A degree in English prepares you for jobs that require strong writing, communication and analytical thinking skills. Our graduates choose careers in a variety of fields, including law, publishing, education, advertising, journalism or public relations.
Many alumni teach English composition, British or American literature, or English as a Second Language in public and private schools. Some pursue doctoral degrees in a variety of fields in competitive graduate programs nationwide.
Other alumni include: