What can you do with an English degree? Everything! It is among the most versatile of college degrees.
With the B.A. in English from Penn State Behrend, you’ll learn to reason critically, write cogently, construct and deconstruct ideas and arguments, and verbalize opinions and judgments—meaning you’ll develop a diverse set of skills that will prepare you for almost any career field.
Why Penn State Behrend?
You’ll tailor your English degree by pursuing one of two options within the program: Literature, Film and Culture, to explore works within their cultural and historic contexts; or Professional Writing, to prepare for writing and editing careers.
Penn State Behrend’s focus on hands-on learning means you’ll have lots of opportunities to practice your professional skills. You can participate in student-run media organizations, join the editorial staff of Lake Effect, our award-winning international literary journal, or take part in other student organizations related to your major.