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English, BA


When you leave USF with an English degree, you’ll possess a core skill set that makes you highly desirable to recruiters across multiple job markets and graduate programs.

Build Your Skillset

Being able to read and digest a large volume of text, concisely summarize its content, and deliver an informed and thoughtful opinion about the work is a competency prized in areas that range from law to marketing to academia. Indeed, graduates of USF’s English Department currently hold jobs as editors, novelists, general counsels, marketing directors, professors, and UX designers... just to name a few of the career paths that are available to you upon graduation.

While at USF, I always loved and appreciated the enthusiasm and heart of independent publishing that’s so unique to San Francisco, and the amazing local authors I studied and engaged with."

Alex Casey ’16 Author of Permanent Jet Lag

USF English majors intern, work, and study all over the place. Here are just some of them.


  • African American Shakespeare Company
  • Arion Press
  • City Lights
  • Green Apple Books
  • KTVU News
  • KQED
  • Litquake
  • Omnidawn Publishing
  • Poetry Flash
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Seven Teepees Youth Program
  • 826 Valencia
  • Wake International


  • AirBnB, Community Organizer
  • Amazon Publishing/Thomas & Mercer, Acquisitions Editor
  • Apple, Quality Analyst
  • Blasting News, Journalist
  •, Editor, Writer, and UX Designer
  • Campaign US, Platforms Reporter
  • Essex Property Trust, Marketing Coordinator
  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Outreach Manager
  • Gap, Copywriter
  • Gateway Charter School, English Teacher
  • Humanities Montana, Program Officer
  • IMG, Literary Agent
  • Mount Madonna School, Teacher
  • Rain Taxi Review of Books, Book Critic
  • Riverdale Country School, Videographer
  • San Jose State University, Faculty member
  • Seattle Humane, Content Creator
  • Shippensburg University, Professor
  • SpaceWorks, Communications Manager
  • T Brand Services/The New York Times, Director of Content Strategy
  • Trinity Ventures, Director of Marketing
  • Teach for America, Teacher
  • The Wish, Content Manager
  • Twitter, Creative Strategy Coordinator
  • UPBrand Collaborative, Writer
  • Updater, Digital Content Manager
  • YouTube, Associate Partner Account Manager

Graduate Schools

  • Boalt (UC-Berkeley) Law School, JD
  • Brown University, PhD English
  • Cal Arts MFA Critical Studies/Creative Writing
  • Columbia University, MFA
  • Iowa Writers Workshop, MFA
  • Lancaster University, MA Creative Writing
  • New York University, MFA
  • New York University, MA Journalism
  • San Jose State University, MA Library and Information Science
  • Santa Clara University, MA International Education
  • Sorbonne, MA Comparative Literature
  • Stanford, MA East Asian Studies
  • University of British Columbia, PhD English
  • University of California-Santa Barbara, PhD Comparative Literature
  • University College London, MA Comparative Literature
  • University of Chicago, MA Humanities
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MFA
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas, MFA
  • University of San Francisco, MFA
  • University of San Francisco School of Education, MEd
  • University of Southern California, PhD English
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MFA Creative Writing
  • Westminster College, MA Teaching