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Whether you aspire to become a lawyer, legal researcher, policy analyst, or professional writer in the legal field, our program equips you with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to effect positive change in the world!

As an English major with a concentration in Legal Studies, you will be turning the pages of literary masterpieces, honing your critical thinking and analytical prowess, while simultaneously examining legal principles and case studies. You’ll engage in thought-provoking discussions, explore the moral and ethical dimensions of both fact and fiction, and sharpen your persuasive writing and public speaking abilities. Our dynamic curriculum includes a wide range of subjects designed to foster your creativity and legal acumen.

Graduates of this concentration may go on to become successful attorneys, legal consultants, policy analysts, journalists, and writers specializing in legal affairs. Internship and career opportunities may be found in law firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, publishing companies, and media outlets.



Program Level

  • Undergraduate Concentration

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

English Program Outcomes

The demand for skilled communicators, critical thinkers, collaborators, creators, and adaptable professionals is soaring across industries, making an English degree an invaluable asset in the competitive job market. With an ever-expanding digital landscape, the need for talented individuals who can write, analyze, collaborate, and communicate with a human touch has never been greater.

The versatility you gain with a Bachelors of Arts in English allows you access to a variety of career fields, including marketing, User Experience (UX), copywriter, advertising, public relations, and publishing. Jobs in legal and management fields continue to call for candidates who are strong in all the areas our English major curriculum helps develop. Employers are increasingly seeking individuals with exceptional communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of the written word—distinctly human skills that our program cultivates.

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Careers in English

The study of English within the unique, career-driven context of the College prepares students for jobs valuing critical thinking, cultural knowledge, creativity, collaborative spirit, and finely honed communication skills.

Our English major graduates have gone on to successful careers in education, law, publishing, journalism, public policy, and even nursing, with many completing graduate and law degrees along their way.

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Success Stories

A portrait of Cierra in commencement regalia and a Goldey-Beacom College sweater

I came to Goldey-Beacom because of the three-plus three program – you can get your law degree in six years as opposed to the normal seven to eight – but GBC’s affordability was also a huge reason. I knew that I was going to have to pay for school by myself, and I also knew that this wasn’t going to be my last degree. The merit scholarship was literally a game-changer. I was able to come to GBC and graduate and have no student debt attached to my name. And now I’m getting my master’s and still have no debt.

Cierra – Temecula, California, Class of 2021 and 2023


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