You should major in English if:

  • You pay close attention to language.
  • You are interested in diverse perspectives.
  • You regularly read or write just because you enjoy it.

English lets you explore many dimensions of language, literature, and culture. Our faculty has expertise in everything from literature to linguistics, folklore to film, creative writing to technical writing, rhetoric to cultural studies.  

As an English major, you’ll develop the writing, reading, research, and critical skills necessary to adapt to a variety of careers. With the ability to communicate and learn quickly, you’ll be prepared to pursue a range of opportunities.

English at UL Lafayette

What's English Like?

  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Reading
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Critical Analysis
    Rated 3 out of 3

of the English curriculum is electives, allowing you to personalize your education.

Life as an English Major