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English Major What can I do with an English degree?


Sample English Occupations 0 Lawyer 0 Journalist 0 Politician 0 Human Resource

Specialist 0 Radio/Television Commentator 0 Author

0 Administrator

0 Critic

0 Publisher

0 Grant Writer

0 Librarian

0 Consultant

0 Teach Abroad

0 Technical Writer

0 Public Relations

0 Development

Manager 0 Advertising 0 Editor

Officer 0 Researcher


Based on a 2010 Pay scale Salary Survey Proofreader

$45,100

Editorial Assistant

$30,800

Managing Editor

$59,000

Technical Writer

$67,900

Publications Editor

$52,100

Senior Technical Writer

$73,900

Assistant Editor

$39,100

Senior Copywriter

$70,700

Copywriter

$51,100

Web Content Editor

$50,000

Grant Writer

$43,800

Proposal Manager

$80,200

Web Content Specialist

$55,900

Communications Director

$74,400

Legal Secretary

$53,900

Secondary School Teacher

$49,400

Social Media Manager

$43,200

Public Relations (PR) Specialist

$48,800

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

$51,900

Administrative Assistant

$33,500


Major Skills English Major Skills

Work Settings

0 ability to read and write

0 Businesses

0

0 Legal Firms

0 0 0 0

articulately and analytically working knowledge of grammar and vocabulary ability to conduct and clearly explain research results ability to make critical observations unique vision of the world around you ability to think creatively

0 Educational Institutions 0 Federal Agencies 0 Marketing Firms

0 Non-Profit

Organizations 0 Media outlets


English degree requirements ENG3822 Introduction to Literary Studies LIT3213 Literary Theory or PHI3882 Philosophy of Literature

Category I(6 credit hours)

Category II(15 credit hours)

Multicultural Literature & Gender Studies

American Literature British Literature

Category III-

Electives

3 credit hours)

9 credit hours English Electives

Writing & Rhetoric

Category IV-

To view the English Major Checklist, please follow this link: English Major


What’s Next? Get Involved with the Department of English o Faculty Mentoring Program o English Club o English major workshops o Coastlines o Brown Bag Series o Readings/Lecture events English Internship Program o www.fau.edu/english/englishinternship_program.php FAU’s Career Development Center o Career Planning o Resume Writing o Mock Interviewing Program


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Trivia


What was his Major?

a) English b) Psychology c) Biology d) Management Answer: a.) English

Michael Eisner CEO of the Walt Disney Company From 1984 – 2005


What was her Major? a) English b) Psychology c) Biology d) Management Answer: a.) English *JD/Law

Carol Browner Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change


What was his major?

a.) Journalism b.) Mathematics c.) Business d.) English Literature Answer: d.) English Literature

David Duchovny Actor: X-Files, Californication, etc


What was her Major?

a.) Physics b.) Astronomy c.) English d.) Mathematical Science Answer: a.) Physics and c.) English

Sally Ride, Ph.D. The first American woman and youngest American (at the time) to enter space


What was his Major? a) English b) Zoology c) Computer Science d) Psychology ANSWER: *English *Ph.D. in Psychology

B.F. Skinner American Psychologist , inventor, author & advocate for social reform


What was her Major?

a.) Theatre b.) Communications c.) English d.) Fine Arts Answer: c.) English Renee Zellweger Academy Award winning actress


a.) Political Science b.) Sociology c.) English d.) Criminal Justice Answer: c.) English *JD Law Nancy Grace Former prosecutor and legal commentator for Court TV, CNN, and Headline News


Thank You Department of English CU-306 561.297.3830 Website: www.fau.edu/english


English Major Workshop Presentation