English is more than just the study of the English language; it is about that most fundamental of human activities, storytelling. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world. As an English major at Merrimack College, you will learn how literature, film and other forms of storytelling can challenge history and influence social change. You will develop an understanding of the creative process, from the imaginative act of writing to its interpretation through close reading.

Because so much of the professional world values critical thinking and communication skills, a degree in English is beneficial, no matter what career you pursue. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.