Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature differs from other literature concentrations largely through its international focus and
broad view of culture. With such a broad focus, students majoring in comparative literature can use their degree in
a variety of ways. Generally speaking, anyone who is professionally interested in the interpretation of the written
or spoken word-whether lawyer, businessperson, writer or humanities professor-can profit from the theory and
methods of comparative literature. Opportunities for graduates include education, foreign-service, and
international business. It provides students with sensitivity to international cultures and is particularly useful for
careers in foreign-service and international trade. Careers in translating, editing, publishing, journalism,
broadcasting, public relations, politics, writing, library work, and criticism are also possible career paths.
Possible Job Titles of Comparative Literature Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Actor / Actress