Why Major in English?

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Today’s professional must interpret and manipulate complex information, so employers are attracted to job candidates who read carefully, think creatively, and write clearly and persuasively. English majors have a distinct advantage. We believe the English major program at LIU Brooklyn helps students build a strong foundation for success in advertising, business, education, journalism, law, politics, and a wide range of other careers.

Majoring in English is good preparation for law school. English majors from LIU Brooklyn have been accepted into such prestigious law schools as George Washington University, Boston University, and Fordham University.

According to the Educational Testing Service, English majors are well prepared not only for law but also advertising, entertainment, politics, screenwriting, acting, public relations, politics, journalism, and fundraising (among other fields). In addition to these careers, many English majors find the most meaningful expression of their interests in the field of education.

An interesting article on the subject: "Six Myths About Choosing a College Major."


If you are interested in majoring in English, contact Wayne Berninger, the English Department’s Undergraduate Advisor. To make your own appointment, use the app at wayneberninger.setster.com. Here is a short video showing how to use the app.

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