College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

DEAL Advisement

It's a Good Day to Become an English Major!


UOG English majors

English Advisement Guidebook

A comprehensive map to your English Major journey.

You Know You’ll Enjoy Being An English Major If You ...

  • love to read different types of texts
  • enjoy analyzing this material
  • have strong writing and speaking skills
  • are creative and like to work independently


 And  If You Are Ready To ...

  • discuss your ideas
  • read literary criticism
  • compare different ways of interpreting the same work
  • manage your time well so you can complete all the reading and writing you are assigned
  • develop your mettle as a scholar by writing  twenty-five-page papers
  • get practical experience interning, editing or writing for the school newspaper or literary journal, or peer tutoring
  • attend readings and participate in other related activities
  • consider studying Joyce in Dublin, Shakespeare in Cambridge, or another author in his or her own country



What Can I Do With An English Degree?


UOG Comp Orientation


Traditionally, English graduates have become:

  • English/ESL Teachers
  • Creative Writers
  • Publishers
  • Producers
  • Journalists
  • Broadcasters
  • Public Relations Developers
  • Public Information Officers/Directors
  • Grant Writers
  • Human Resource Managers


But an English Degree as a Pre-Professional Major or a Pre-Masters Major also prepares you to enter careers in:

  • Diplomacy/International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Film
  • Business
  • Science


*This listing of careers comes from the various websites listed in the following pages and from the general knowledge of the UOG English Division faculty. 


Faculty Advisors

Dr. Kelley Bowman, Elizabeth EC-213A 735-2701 Comparative Literature
Dr. Flores, Evelyn EC-213E 735-2742 American Lit; Pacific Lit & Secondary Education
Garcia, Chris EC-208A 735-2765 Composition & Rhetoric
Dr. Gugin, David EC-216D 735-2729 Literature; Secondary Education & Linguistics
Dr. Hahm, Hyun-Jong EC-216B 735-2737 Theoretical Linguistics; MA in English Advisor
Harmon, P.K. EC-118F 735-2747 Colleague Advisor-Lit & Creative Writing
Dr. Long, Avizia EC-118B 735-2718  Hispanic Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition
Dr. Quan, Clarisa EC-213F 735-2730 Applied Linguistics; Chair, MA Program
Dr. Sant, Andrea EC-117J 735-2736 Women's Literature
Dr. Santos-Bamba, Sharleen EC-208B 735-2723 English & Secondary Education; Comp & Rhetoric
Dr. Schreiner, Christopher EC-216C 735-2731 Theoretical Literature; Philosophy; MA Advisor
Simpson-Warner, Carol EC-208C 735-2727
English & Secondary Education
Thurber, Diane EC118D 735-2748 Literature
Dr. Vest, Jason EC-216A 735-2735 Literature; 21st Century Lit/Sci-fi/Film