About the English Major
Our majors go on to law school, secondary school teaching, graduate study, technical writing, teaching English as a second language (or as a foreign language abroad), publishing, communications, and various other careers requiring skillful reading, writing, and learning.
For more information about what opportunities are available to English Majors, visit our Careers and Internships page.
English majors can choose among four overlapping but different concentrations: Creative Writing, Literature, Secondary School Education in English, and Writing and Culture. For information about how to complete the degree in each concentration, review our Flowchart of Current Degree Requirements and make an appointment with one of our advisors during the fall and spring semesters. LSU also offers a website of recommended course paths for all of its majors.
Most of our classes are small, and our honors program offers extra opportunities for small seminars, supervised tutorials, and an honors thesis. Many English majors participate in LSU Summer Programs Abroad or in exchange programs with universities in England, France, Ireland, and elsewhere. We also offer a minor in English.