General Information:Through the study of literature and writing, English majors develop an understanding of the language shapes and is shaped by the world. Students of literature are introduced to the historical foundations of the English language and learn to examine and interpret texts.
Students of writing study the connection between thought and verbal communication in order to improve understanding between one party and another by using more vigorous and exact language.
The skills, values, and way of thinking emphasized in the English major provide excellent preparation for virtually any career field which requires critical analysis and exact writing:
Journalist (News Analyst, Reporters, and Correspondents)
Press Secretaries (Public Relations Specialist)
M.A. Curriculum Travel Agent
M.A. Curriculum Newspaper/Magazine
M.A. Curriculum Policy/Procedures Analyst
Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:M.A. Curriculum
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Curriculum M.A. Counseling and Human Services
Writers and editors held about 319,000 jobs in 2002. More than one third were self-employed.
Of the 319,000 writing jobs, 50,000 were technical writing jobs.
The projected need for 2002-2012 is 28,000 employees
The projected growth rate is faster than average: 21-35%
Median Annual Earnings for: Writers and authors: $42,790
Newspaper/Book/Periodical Publisher: $33,550
Salaried Editors: $41,170
Salaried Technical Writers: $50,580
Median Salary for: Entry-level technical writers: $41,000
Mid-level technical writers: $49,900
Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
Society of Success and Leadership
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