What can you do with a Literature degree? Anything you want.
Pursing a degree in Literature prepares you for a meaningful career path rather than
just a job. As a Literature major, you develop the advanced reading, writing, and
researching skills that are needed in virtually every desirable job today. Literature
majors develop the skills of critical thinking, argumentation and persuasion, empathy,
creativity, and the ability to synthesize big ideas and understand how systems are
As the National Association of Colleges and Employers notes, “what sets two equally
qualified job candidates apart can be as simple as who has the better communication
skills.” The advanced reading, writing, and oral communication skills you develop
as a Literature major prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Is it any wonder
that, as the Harvard Business Review has reported in multiple articles, major employers like Google are increasingly looking
to hire Literature majors to encourage innovation and creativity within their companies?
A degree in Literature prepares you for graduate or professional study and a lifelong
career in fields including law, medicine, library and archival sciences, education,
non-profit and governmental work, public relations, publishing, and any other field
that requires strong writing, research, and analytical skills—which is virtually every
career field in the modern world.
You are only limited by your imagination.