The English Major

Why study English?

The classic liberal arts degree has long been valued in the United States as a good starting point for a wide range of professional paths, from journalism and teaching to public relations and the law. Today, the English degree remains a way in which students can enrich their appreciation of life, society, and culture while simultaneously preparing for the wide range of career opportunities that require critical thinking and lucid, well-organized writing.

The Upper Division of the English Department graduates many English majors each year with concentrations in Literature, Linguistics, or Creative Writing. Many students also choose to pursue a Minor in English.


Advisors:

Ms. Kimberly Williams
713-743-2932
kwilliams16@uh.edu

Mr. L. Wayne Ashley 
713-743-2936
lwashley@uh.edu