The department annually awards significant scholarship to qualified majors. For a current application contact Frances Sawyer, for additional scholarship information click here.

Career Options

Professional writing – creative, professional, technical

University teaching or adult education

Teaching English as a second language – US or abroad

Professional editing or publishing

Professional Interpreting or translating

Law & Advocacy


Public relations, Marketing, PR

Copy Writing


Human Resources

Any field requiring high-level writing/communication/research skills

 Graduate Schools

The American University

Baylor University

Belmont University

Boston College

Claremont Graduate University

Columbia University

Emory University

Iowa State University

Georgetown University  

Georgetown University Law School

Northwestern University

Oklahoma State University

Parsons, the New School for Design

Saint Louis University

Savannah College of Art & Design [SCAD]

Simmons College

Southern Methodist University

St. John’s University

Texas A&M

UMass, Amherst, Boston

University of Arkansas

University of California, San Diego

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri, St. Louis

University of Missouri,
Kansas City

University of Nebraska

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma
School of Law

The University of Texas
Law School

The University of Tulsa Law School

The College of William and Mary

Washington University, St. Louis

Marquette University

Emory University


Chesapeake Energy

The Chickasaw Nation



Edmond, Guthrie, OKC Public Schools

Lowrance Electronics

Lilyfield Adoption and Foster Care

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

High Five Media

Hobby Lobby Art Department

Oklahoma Christian University

Mito, Japan School System

Avanti Italia

Language and Cultural Institute

Language schools in the US abroad

Northrop Grumman

Teach for America

The Peace Corps

Angels Foster Family Network OKC

Blue Stout Design

Random House Publishing

Gooden Group Marketing

Catholic Health Initiatives, Chicago

NextThought Educational Software

Chinese Language Academy of Los Angeles

US Army Corp of Engineers, Okinawa

Hokaido University of Education Japan

Xian Polytechnic University China

Information on local internship opportunities is located in Room 202 in the Language and Literature Department, or you may contact the Career Center for more information.

Several students have recently completed internships:

Melissa Shumate, Oklahoma Arts Institute

Carma Haynes, Newspaper Internship

Travis Montgomery, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Melinda Scales, Summer Institute of Journalism, Washington, D.C.

Faculty and students of the department attend the SCMLA or CCL during the fall semester each year. Several OC students have presented their papers at these conferences.

Studies Abroad

European Studies, Pacific Rim

Iberaki Christian

International Opportunities


For more information email Dr. Scott Lamascus