In addition to preparing students for the advanced study of language and literature, majoring in English is excellent preparation for professional study in law, linguistics, library science, higher education administration, and public relations. Trained to read carefully and write clearly, students go on to a wide variety of careers in which language and research play an important role, including journalism, editing and writing, and elementary and secondary teaching. Moreover, many students have chosen English as a second major in recent years, using it to extend and strengthen their preparation for medicine, business, and a variety of other fields.
At right: Katie Kirsch, ’12, graduated from Albion with degrees in English and French and is currently teaching English in Rwanda on a Fulbright fellowship. Follow her experiences on her blog, A Thought for Each Hill.