A degree from the Department of English gives you the ability to think critically and imaginatively, conduct research and write with accuracy, concision and clarity. It also prepares you for a variety of career paths.

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  • Students learn to analyze texts, express their thoughts, engage in dialogue and approach problems creatively to discover effective solutions.
  • Kansas City has a vibrant community of writers and publishers, and we encourage real-world experiences for our students through internal and external internships where our students gain experience in writing and editing, which prepares them for the job market.
  • Our faculty have a broad range of professional expertise in the study of literature, language and writing. Our professors have won awards as prestigious as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.
  • We offer programs in a variety of fields of study, including literature, creative writing, linguistics, rhetoric, and editing and publishing that lead to bachelor's master's and doctoral degrees.

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Career Paths for English Majors