Majors in Language and Literature

Degree Programs

Degrees Offered:

English-Literature Emphasis (B.A)
English-Writing Emphasis (B.A)
English (B.S.Ed.)
Spanish (B.A)


What may I do with a major in English?

English is considered a “non-vocational” subject, which means there is not a definitive career path for majors. However, because there is a widespread demand for good communication skills, people with English degrees can be found in almost every career.

  • Writer—novels, poetry, play, scripts
  • Journalist—writing, reporting, editing
  • Freelance writer
  • Technical writing and editing for large corporations
  • Grant and proposal writing for various organizations
  • Editing for publishing companies
  • Copy writing, art direction, web page design for advertising agencies
  • Media relations
  • Social media writer
  • Legal assistant for law firms


What may I do with a major in English Education?

  • Teach middle/high school English
  • Teach English as a second language
  • Provide library/information services
  • Tutor in private learning centers or freelance
  • Work with nonprofit organizations involved in literacy
  • Missionary


Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts/Spanish
Bachelor of Science in Education/Spanish

What may I do with a major in Spanish?

  • Entry-level professional positions include working in various fields such as
  • Diplomacy
  • Journalism
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • International business (foreign firms operating in U.S. and U.S. firms operating in other countries)
  • Advertising/marketing
  • Translate/interpret for
  • Sports organizations
  • Travel services for resorts and cruise lines
  • Legal, medical, and technical firms
  • Local, state, and federal agencies
  • Serve as a Journeyman with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention


What may I do with a Bachelor of Science in Education/Spanish?

  • Teach Spanish in K-12 schools, public and private
  • Teach in schools in other countries
  • Work with foreign students in exchange programs
  • Teach in adult education programs
  • Teach in other countries through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention


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