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About Degrees in English

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Jennifer Pauley,
English and Humanities
Department Chair

Phone: (740) 351-3300
Email: jpauley@shawnee.edu

Career Options

Our Bachelor of Arts degree in English alumni go on to have fulfilling careers that span a variety of industries. Some become educators, work in media relations, or choose careers in both traditional and digital media as staff writers or reporters. Our graduates are also employed in a myriad of other industries, from finance, marketing, and manufacturing to health care administration.

  • Publishing
  • Public Relations
  • Grant Writing
  • Library Science
  • Business and Finance
  • Teaching
  • Law/Public Policy
  • Journalism
  • Museums
  • Technical Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing

Additional Career Resources

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What our graduates say:

“My professors here have been incredible. I’ve never met a group of people more giving of their time and of their knowledge. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them rooting for me.”

— Tanya Salyers, English and Humanities Generalist Alumnus

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the English & Humanities core will be able to:

  • situate texts within a historical and cultural context;
  • analyze texts through the lens of literary, cultural, rhetorical, and/or linguistic theory; and
  • compose effective arguments supported by relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources.
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