“Castleton's setting as a small university in a small town gives you the opportunity to feel at home."
As an English major you will participate in a rigorous, varied, and stimulating course of study designed to prepare you for a wide variety of career paths in teaching, business, law, medicine, journalism, government, and more, or or further studies in graduate school
You will not only develop a deep foundational knowledge of literature, but also hone interpretive, analytical, and critical skills that form the basis of the core abilities or skill sets that employers and professional schools find most attractive.
A degree in English is a versatile option that can lead to many different career paths. The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written forms is in high demand. Here are some recent examples of successful careers that our English alumni have embarked on:
English majors have pursued internships in a variety of fields and locations, depending upon student interest and placement opportunities.
Students in the past have completed rewarding internships at publishing houses, art centers, museums, and an international toy company, just to name a few.
Highly-focused English majors can also take advantage of our 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, which allows you to earn a Bachelor’s degree in just three years at Castleton and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS.