Kayla Headshot
"Working for the student newspaper as a writer for four years and as editor-in-chief in my senior year was the experience of a lifetime. It furthered my interest in a career in publishing."
Kayla Head, '15
Editor-in-Chief, The Buff and Blue
B.A., English and Communication Studies
Master's Student, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Career Flexibility

Develop a social media plan for a real client or create videos for our Deaf Story Corps collection as a class project. Write your first thesis or short story collection through our individualized Senior Seminar. Inspired by our accomplished and creative faculty, Gallaudet English majors gain professional experience and move into a variety of successful careers in writing and other fields.

Whether you tailor your courses and required internship to focus on writing, teaching or literature, you will explore all literary periods and learn to think critically and creatively, weigh values, communicate important ideas clearly and write masterfully-assets in any career.

Gallaudet's English program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in the humanities, social sciences, law, business and public administration.

If you wish to pursue advanced English work as an undergraduate, consider our Honors English option.

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Keep reading to learn more about the English program and career outcomes.

Innovative Projects

Dr. Kristen Harmon teaches Writing for Social Media, in which students recently created a social media plan for Gallaudet’s Motion and Light Lab. Check out their Facebook page

Courses and Degree Requirements


All English majors must complete at least one internship. Gallaudet faculty and staff help students obtain hands-on positions that provide valuable professional experience and contacts.

Career Outcomes

All of Gallaudet’s recent English majors are employed (75 percent) or in graduate school (25 percent) within one year of graduation. Learn more about alumni of the Department of English.

Training and Job Outlook

Editors and most writers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employment of technical writers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more.

English and adult literacy teachers must also have a bachelor’s degree. Employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. Learn more.