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English Major

BA in English
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

English studies is an exciting discipline with a range of opportunities as varied as our city itself. We offer a wide array of undergraduate courses for concentrations in English and American Literature, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. Our courses are as diverse as your interests probably are; our faculty, committed to teaching and recognized for their scholarship and creative writing, are leaders in the field and have given the Department a reputation for exciting and interesting classes.

English – Linguistics

The Linguistics Concentration comprises a regular rotation of courses providing a general introduction to the field of linguistics as well as more specialized studies in the history of English, English syntax, and sociolinguistics. Also offered from time to time are courses in English morphology, American dialects, and applied linguistics. Each year an award is given for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Linguistics.



With a degree in English, students' career options are virtually endless. Employers in all fields are always looking for workers with strong writing and communication skills and the ability to think critically. Some of the most common professions for English majors are banking, business, journalism, law, medicine, professional writing and editing, public relations, publishing, teaching, web content development, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of English
205 Roy Cullen
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-2932

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