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Careers in English and Humanities

Why Study English and Humanities?

English and Humanities teach the ability to communicate.

In today's world of near-continuous communication from numerous sources and formats, the ability to read critically and to write clearly gives you a measure of control over our increasingly-complex environment. The close study of language and cultivating the art of deep, close reading is a necessary skill to decode and sort through the mass of information available. You will leave our English classes, and your college education, as a much richer, deeper, and more patient, careful thinker.

English and Humanities graduates get good jobs.

Yes, they really do. In fact, an English degree on your résumé shows employers that you can read, write, think critically, think creatively, speak clearly, and that you have the tools to tackle complex ideas and to solve complex problems. In the globally-connected job market of today, now more than ever, employers are looking for careful readers and excellent writers.

Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

Thanks to NIC’s new 2+2 degree in collaboration with the University of Idaho, students can receive a B.A. in English with a literature or professional writing emphasis here in Coeur d'Alene. Please contact Laura Godfrey at for more information.

Related Professions

Professions related to an English degree according to sources such as the Idaho Department of Labor and Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., include:

  • Writer
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Grant Proposal Writer
  • Web Content Editor
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations Copywriter
  • Copy Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Negotiator
  • Teacher
  • Higher Education
  • Media Relations
  • Publicist
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing
  • Brand Manager
  • Analyst
  • Social Media Manager
  • Brand Strategist
  • Investor Relations
  • Communications Director
  • Journalist
  • Publishing
  • Reporter
  • Correspondent
  • Film and Video
  • Paralegal
  • Attorney
  • Librarian