What can you do with a Literature degree? Anything you want.
Pursing a degree in English/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 (analyzing words, images, and ideas), argumentation and persuasion, empathy, creativity, and the ability to synthesize big ideas and to understand how systems are linked. 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 and Twitter 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’re only limited by your imagination