With the ability to think critically and imaginatively, conduct research, and write with accuracy, concision, and clarity, students who have earned degrees in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City are prepared for a variety of career paths.
Graduates from UMKC’s Department of English have had many professional successes and accomplishments in the fields of editing, marketing, education, business, and beyond. Our alumni have received fellowships from the National Endowment from the Arts and the Fulbright program, and have published and produced works of academic scholarship, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and film.
Our alumni have become:
You can prepare for any of these career paths while pursuing your English degree at UMKC by:
- Selecting an emphasis area for your English major
- Adding an English minor to your major
- Pursuing one of our many internship opportunities
UMKC Career Services will help you throughout your time at UMKC and beyond. Counselors will help you plan your educational experience so that you will be well-prepared to achieve your career goals. Free software programs and career counselors help students with a vast array of information about career opportunities.