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Department of English

Put Your Passion for Words to Work

Welcome to Georgia Southern University’s Department of English, where we cultivate a deep appreciation for the meaning of language through critical thinking, effective communication and innovative research. Dive into the art of storytelling, explore the power of language and craft insightful analyses of literature, entertainment and professional media. 

Hone your creativity and sharpen your analytical skills so you can confidently navigate a world where communication is key. An English major unlocks a world of career opportunities for you!

Your Story Starts Here

Explore English at Georgia Southern, where flexible degrees and specialized concentrations await. Start with the Pathways in English course, a sophomore-level exploration of diverse English fields, guiding you to tailor your degree to your dreams. Choose from concentrations in Creative Writing, Literature, or Professional Writing, or experience everything with the base BA. Through the Senior Portfolio course, you’ll refine your skills, create impressive portfolio pieces and be able to enhance your professional network with an internship.

Customize Your Degree

Design your experience to meet your personal and career goals with in-person or online courses!

Get Your Talents Recognized

Apply for university and department scholarships or join Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.

Make Your Voice Heard

Explore options like poetry readings, networking with writers, publishing and editing a magazine, and more!

Network with Your Community

Discover new perspectives in a lively writer’s community through author lectures, open mic readings, clubs, and academic events.

English @ Work: Explore a World of Opportunities


Average Salary

Our graduates shine as content creators for diverse platforms or technical wizards simplifying complex info. Whether editing, repping authors, or creating their own narratives, they’re all about creativity and social buzz, earning an average salary of $69,106. They shape brand stories and manage media relations. With their solid research skills, they ace roles in marketing, data analysis and curation. Some forge unique paths as freelancers, lobbyists or social media gurus, spanning sectors from law and nonprofits to tech and media/entertainment. They make a difference as lawyers, educators and lifelong learners. 

Whether you are at Google or Gulfstream, an English major’s adaptability lets you reinvent yourself for various careers over your working life.