English Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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English Degree

The English degree program at George Mason University prepares students for the general study of the English language, with attention to the history and structure of the language, as well as communication skills, and the literature and culture of English-speaking persons. Students who graduate from the English degree program may pursue careers in writing, journalism, teaching, communications, marketing, linguistics, broadcasting, and more. Courses in the English degree program include communication theory, historical literature, including American and British literature. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer english degrees.

The English program at Mason is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation since 2003.

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Students Enrolled in the English Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University offers a bachelor's degree program in english.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male36
Female88

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian18
Black7
Hispanic12
White71
Multiple Races4
Unknown11

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the English program at Mason, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, english language and literature teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Annual Salary: $67130

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering English Programs in Virginia

English programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Columbia College

Fairfax, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (C,A)

Marymount University

Arlington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B,M)

Medtech Institute

Falls Church, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 190 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (C)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • English (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B,M)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B)

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • English (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093