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English, BA

Bachelor of Arts Major in English Program at Dalton State College

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English is a literature-intensive program that trains you in critical thinking, advanced reading and analysis, and oral and written communication. Coursework provides grounding in British and American literature as well as the practices and theory of literary studies and includes an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity. English majors gain valuable exposure to literary history and to texts, movements, authors and cultural forces that inform and influence the literature under study, as well as to the various critical lenses through which literature may be viewed. We offer you considerable flexibility in choosing your major courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in English is excellent preparation for graduate school or pursuing a career in law, education, publishing, journal and magazine writing, creative writing, research, evaluation, technical communications, advertising, sales, library science, public relations, marketing, business, public service, and other areas where expert analytical thinking, writing, and language skills are increasingly valued.

Career Opportunities

  • Copywriter
  • Columnist
  • Commentator
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Production Assistant
  • Reporter
  • Correspondent
  • Author – Young Adult Literature
  • Library Assistant
  • Technical Writer
  • Creative Writers
  • Film Industry (various roles)
  • Publishing (various roles)
  • Public Relations (various roles)
  • Advertising (various roles)
  • Social Media (various roles)
  • Nonprofit Organizations (various roles)
  • Professional Associations (various roles)
  • Educational Foundations (various roles)
  • State and Federal Agencies (various roles)



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