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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English

Interested in becoming a Teacher, Lawyer, Technical Writer, Writer for an Online Publication, or another of the 100+ possible careers?

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in English or minor in English or Writing gain an understanding of the use of the language for both aesthetic and practical purposes. Studying literature and writing, students become familiar with some of the great minds in history and the cultures of which they were a part. Students may want to double major, combining English with another major.


Students who major in English or minor in English or Writing find careers as writers, editors, middle and high school teachers, lawyers, ministers, webmasters, and more. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent source for exploring careers and learning about the potential for employment and salaries to expect.

Please review the Undergraduate Catalog for information about courses and requirements.


Dr. Luke Powers
104 Humanities
lpowers @tnstate.edu

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Language, Lit, Philosophy