Skills and abilities gained with this major?
FOR THE WORKPLACE. An English major will develop your oral and written communication skills, sought by employers, as well as your ability to read perceptively, think critically and research and analyze problems.
SHAKESPEARE WOULD BE PROUD. Besides providing you with the pleasures of reading the best in literature or of developing your own creative writing skills, a major in English will also give you a strong sense of the traditions and historical contexts which are an important part of our culture and which continue to inform our lives.