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Why Study English?

With the skills gained from an English degree you can create your own life story...

Read what recent graduates have to say about the skills they gained as an English major and where an English degree can take you.

English majors from CWU find career opportunities open to them in many different professions, including law, medicine, university and K12 education, government, finance, and technology:

Graph of professional fields where English majors find careers, based on data from over 12,000 College of Arts and Humanities alumni


An English degree provides you with foundational human-centered skills most in demand by employers, including communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and analytical reasoning:

Display of 14 foundational skills in demand by employers, including human skills, digital building blocks, and business enablers (source: Burning Glass)










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