Recent studies and op-ed pieces about career prospects for English majors indicate that a degree in English is far more competitive than the frequently hyped stereotype allows.
See, for example, The Atlantic
article "The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers
," The Huffington Post
's "In Defense of the 'Impractical' English Major
," and "The Ideal English Major
" from The Chronicle of Higher Education
. For a broader view of prospects for humanities and arts majors, see "Jobs for Humanities, Arts Grads
," from Inside Higher Ed
., The Wall Street Journal
's "The Liberal Arts Majors That Pay the Most
," or Gina Barreca's "Humanities Are at the Heart of Real Education.
For a comprehensive look at the many ways graduates use their degrees in English, visit the web site Dear English Major
, and, close to home, see this UConn Magazine Student Perspective
article about how Calliope Wong, our own multi-talented pre-med English major, is using her English studies.