English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Major

A program that focuses on the literatures and literary developments of the English-speaking peoples of the British Isles and the British Commonwealth, from the origins of the English language to the present.

Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, country and regional specializations, literary criticism, and the study of folkloric traditions.

What can you do with a major/degree in English Literature (British and Commonwealth)?

The most common degree earned in this field is that of a doctorate.  Over 50% of individuals in this major earn this degree.  With such, you may have a career as an English language/literature professor.  As well, individuals with an earned bachelor or master’s degree can choose to go on to become a high school English teacher.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in English Literature (British and Commonwealth)