English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) (BA)

Undergraduate students can pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in creative writing; linguistics; literature; secondary education; and writing, rhetorics and literacies. A bachelor's degree in English is also offered completely online.

The concentration in writing, rhetorics and literacies teaches students strategies for inquiry. Students explore the ways in which communication has, does and will create knowledge and action, and they study how communication is constructed, circulated, reacted to and repurposed through time and place. Through differing tools of inquiry, students investigate the history, theories and methods of inquiry as well as pragmatic and social actions of rhetoric, writing and literacies.

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English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) (BA)
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Career Outlook

Career opportunities are vast for this concentration: in business, private companies, government, nonprofit organizations --- anywhere where critical inquiry, innovative thinking, communication, decision-making, future studies and collaboration are valued and needed. This program also prepares students for further education in teaching, law and other professional programs.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.4%$60,160
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers2.3%$58,850
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors7.1%$49,590
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Interpreters and Translators 28.7%$43,590

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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