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English is the language of global communication, and it's much more than that. By studying English at California State University Channel Islands (CI), you'll explore literature and writing through innovative, interdisciplinary courses that shape your mind and abilities to help you find your way in the world. You'll graduate as an insightful reader, an adept researcher, and an agile writer, ready to continue your studies at a graduate or professional school or to launch your career.

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Your program

CI is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning and this program is no exception. Courses in English engage ideas from the sciences, other arts, education, history, psychology, and more.

You'll develop analytical and critical thinking skills, along with the ability to explore, organize and express ideas through your writing. You'll learn the historical and cultural significance of languages and literatures. At the end, you'll develop a capstone project to show what you’ve learned.

Your future

Because your education at CI will give you powerful skills in creative and critical thinking, interpretative reading, research, and effective writing, you'll be well prepared to go on to graduate or professional school. English majors succeed in a variety of careers, from business to education, from law to journalism.

Top careers include:

  • English teacher
  • Social media strategist
  • Media production (film, TV, internet)
  • Print and digital publishing
  • Law
  • Corporate communications
  • Foreign service
  • Human resources
  • Foundations/non-profit management

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.