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Why English?

Reading, writing, and effective communicating are fundamental—often essential—skills that are required in almost every industry. If you have a thirst for reading and are inspired to write or edit, majoring or furthering your education in English at UT might be the right choice for you.

We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and technical communication.

An English degree can be as broad or as specific as you want it to be. Imagine yourself as a Presidential speech writer, a Broadway playwright, a distinguished English professor, the editor-in-chief for a popular travel or sports magazine, or as a technical writer for a global engineering firm. These opportunities are both real and attainable, and they begin with an English degree at UT. Pick your passion and let us help you mold it into a fulfilling and long-lasting career.

If you have questions about an English degree at UT, we want to hear from you. Call us at 865-974-5401 and ask our experienced staff about the department, our inspiring faculty, our student resources and support services, our amazing study abroad programs, and the countless opportunities and experiences that are waiting for you.

For more information about career opportunities and salary trends for English majors, see Arts and Sciences Advising’s Major Guide for English



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