English majors graduate prepared for careers in writing and publishing, as well as in business, industry, and government positions where college graduates with broad knowledge and good writing and speaking skills are welcomed. A number of English graduates find jobs in journalism, advertising, public relations, sales training, or promotion. For writers of proven ability, there are numerous opportunities to freelance for trade journals, newspapers, magazines, and other publications. Overall, English majors graduate with a sound basic education in reading, writing, and thinking, and thus, a facility for learning. They are ready for the changes that modern life requires. Our graduates are teachers, doctors, actors, lawyers, writers, business people, and college administrators.
UNH English graduates have easy access to master’s degree programs in education.
A major in English literature or writing is an outstanding foundation for continued education in an assortment of other fields, such as teacher education, law school, business, public affairs, social work and public health.