Our undergraduate programs offer a general education as well as training in communication and analytical skills that are essential in most careers. An education in English enables you to:
Engage with any text closely and critically
Write and communicate effectively
Multi-task and manage projects
Gain a broadened perspective on the world
A Bachelor of Arts in English can lead to careers in editing and publishing, advertising, marketing, public relations, teaching, law, management, non-profits, and professional writing among others. Visit our Career Opportunities & Support page to learn more.
Our English program is a flexible one, allowing you to pursue studies in the following:
The English Department also houses the Moving Image Arts undergraduate program where you can study the production and creative uses of moving images.
After completion of the undergraduate degree, several of our students have gone on to complete M.A. degrees in our department or elsewhere and eventually gone on to earn their Ph.D., have attended law school, or obtained careers in a variety of fields.
Our faculty believes in our students and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in today's world. As a student in our program, we'll work closely with you to help you learn the skills you need to be successful.
Check out what Dr. Maria Seger has to say about teaching critical race and ethnic studies through black fiction at UL Lafayette: