English majors succeed by knowing how to navigate the many ways that we communicate today.
As English majors, students develop skills that are in demand in numerous fields. Graduates with degrees in English are excellent writers, creative problem solvers, and critical thinkers. They offer employers much-needed skills that can’t be taught on the job.
The English major leads to a broad range of careers. While a number of majors find their passion lies with teaching, SMCM graduates also excel in many fields as project managers, analysts, web content creators, and editors. You will find our alums in journalism, health care, software development, digital marketing, and at law firms—wherever strong writers, independent thinkers, and determined researchers are valued.
Graduates of the English department have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in many different fields, including English (PhD and MFA), law, social work, environmental studies, and library science. Among their chosen institutions are:
- Duke University (law)
- William and Mary (American studies doctoral program)
- University of Wisconsin at Madison (library science doctoral program)
- University of Houston (MFA)
- University of Virginia (law)
- Harvard University Divinity School
- Wake Forest (MA in English)
- University of Oregon (doctoral program in English and Environmental Studies)
- Georgetown (MA in English)
- CUNY (doctoral program in English)
- Johns Hopkins
- Boston University
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Columbia University
- Loyola University
- Towson University
- Nottingham Trent University
Current Position: PhD candidate, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Current Position: Healthcare Writer
Andrew Kitchenman has covered New Jersey state and local government, as well as its business community, for more than 10 years. As a reporter at NJBIZ and The Times of Trenton, he has written articles about health insurance, hospitals, and how federal healthcare laws affect New Jersey residents and businesses. At The Times, he co-wrote a series focusing on the effects of toxic lead on Mercer County residents. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Currently a minor league baseball umpire for the Pacific Coast League. He hopes to move to the Major Leagues very soon and his last exhibition game before Opening Day was in Washington D.C. where the Nationals hosted the Boston Red Sox. He is a former captain, 4-year starter, and proud alumnus of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball program.