What will I learn?

Pen your future.

Many English majors have their sights on a future as a teacher or writer. But the degree opens doors to many other types of professions, too. In this program, you will gain a broad liberal arts education and build critical thinking and writing skills that are highly valued in careers in education, publishing, communications, politics and law – to name a few.

As English major, you will undergo intensive writing training and develop your professional communication skills. By specializing in literature, you will develop critical thinking, analytical and writing skills through deep study of literature, history and theory.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy literature and language
  • Are a strong reader and writer
  • Have an interest in history and culture
  • Like an intellectual challenge

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Author
  • English teacher
  • Business or technical writer
  • Freelance travel writer
  • Publishing professional
  • Editor
  • Copy editor
  • Proofreader
  • Journalist
  • Communication specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Web developer
  • Politician
  • Lawyer (additional education)

Which department am I in?

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 16 May 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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