One of the most frequent questions prospective and current students ask about the majors in our discipline is what types of careers they can find following graduation. Most people outside the discipline know that graduates can find work as teachers or pursue graduate study—and we have many alumni who take those routes—but there is a wide variety of other options for our majors. Many graduates earned additional majors to add to their Language and Literature degree to provide more flexibility and opportunities to serve.

Our English majors not only become teachers and professors; they also pursue careers in publishing, library science, various writing careers (ranging from technical communications to working for the television industry), market analysis, nonprofits, marketing, information technology, ministry, public relations, graphic design, law, and event management.

Alumni from our world language programs also enjoy a number of diverse careers, such as teaching at various levels domestically or internationally, pursuing graduate study, jobs as interpreters and translators, working for nonprofit corporations, business (especially abroad), and government employment, and a variety of involvement in Christian mission.

Prepared in both linguistics and English language acquisition and instruction, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) alumni work in a wide variety of cross-cultural, educational contexts around the world. Graduates from the TESOL major span the globe with alumni working in public schools, immigrant programs, religious organizations, international relief work, refugee resettlement, and non-profit agencies both overseas and abroad.

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