What can you do with an English degree?

Committed faculty will guide your transformation as you undertake the exhilarating process of becoming a more educated and informed follower of Jesus Christ. In addition to becoming a better reader of literary texts, you will also be prompted to:

  • Greater intellectual curiosity
  • A heightened understanding of beauty
  • A healthy reevaluation of self

Common career paths 

Students who graduate from Multnomah’s English program find employment in many different careers. Some of them include:

  • Graduate degrees in theology, philosophy, and law
  • Teaching
  • Creative writing
  • Freelance writing
  • Copyediting
  • Corporate communications
  • Researching

Positions MU English graduates have held

  • Junior high English teacher
  • Literary agent
  • Graphic designer
  • University writer and editor 
  • High school English teacher

Graduate schools to which MU English graduates have been accepted

  • Idaho State University 
  • Portland State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Washington 
  • Washington State University 

Job outlook

The English major is unique in that it provides a refreshing sense of freedom. Career options are wide open for students who have learned to think critically, engage their world empathetically, understand a variety of opinions, communicate eloquently, and notice beauty in the unnoticed. English majors can find jobs in fields which include organization of ideas, logical thinking, problem solving, and compelling verbal and written communication.

Student story

Kristin McMullen loves how deeply the English program is rooted in Jesus. Find out why.