Literary Studies (BA)
Literary Studies (Minor)
A passion for the power of the written word and a desire to understand the human experience through the art of storytelling unites Literary Studies majors at Columbia College. This unique academic opportunity allows interested students to explore a range of different genres–from drama and poetry to fiction and film–all while cultivating a valuable set of analytical skills.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
The Sky is the Limit
A recent New York Times article cited a survey of employers who hired a quarter of their workforce from two- and four-year colleges: 89 percent said they wanted more emphasis on “the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing,” and 81 percent asked for better “critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.”
English graduates know how to think and how to communicate. Recent graduates are enjoying careers in a diverse range of professional fields, including higher education admissions, higher education development, and finance. Over the years, graduates have entered the fields of publishing, editing, grant-writing, advertising, and business.