English

Degree Plan
Secondary Teacher Certification Option

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities-English provides you with a liberal arts education that can be valuable in a wide range of jobs and career fields in educational institutions, advertising agencies, radio and TV broadcasting, public relations firms, business and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, literary agencies, professional associations. Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.

As a writer, you might write for:

  • book publishers
  • magazines
  • trade journals
  • newspapers
  • technical reports
  • online sites
  • company newsletters
  • radio
  • TV broadcasts
  • movies
  • advertisements

Common positions for a writer include:

  • news writer
  • journalist
  • technical writer
  • copywriter
  • publishing

As an editor, you might select and prepare material for publication or broadcast. You might also review, rewrite and edit a writer's work.

Common positions for a editor include:

  • executive editor
  • managing editor
  • assistant editor
  • copy editor
  • book production editor
  • publication assistant

You can also take classes toward teacher certification and, upon completion of certification exams, be qualified to teach English in high school. The University of Houston-Victoria program can provide you with a background to do graduate work in English, which can lead to a junior college or university teaching position. It can also prepare you for graduate work in other fields such as Law, Linguistics, Journalism and Communication.

Contact Your Advisor

Ms. Boyd is available at the Victoria campus for advising. Advisors help students with 45 or more hours via face-to-face, phone, or email. Students with fewer than 45 hours will need to contact a Student Success Coach for advisement. Appointments are required.  Please call 361-570-4201 to schedule an appointment.