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Can an English degree help me gain a job in government intelligence?

I am about to be a junior in college, and I have come to realize I want to work in national security. I'm majoring in English with a minor in Anthropology. I understand other majors would have been more sufficient, but again, I recently realized I wanted to work for the government. My plan at the moment is to finish undergraduate studies, obtain a Master's degree in Linguistics or Security Studies, enlist in the military and hopefully after years of service work for an intelligence agency. I know it won't be as straightforward as this, but I'm keeping it brief for the sake of this post. My question is, would my English degree help me in the long run in terms of intelligence or should I consider working towards another degree in another subject? Any advice or input is greatly welcomed. Thank you. An English degree (no need to put it in quotations) is a real degree that can garner far more opportunities than a retail career. I have done plenty of research on that aspect. How I'm going to pay for school has neither anything to do with my question nor is it anyone's concern other than my own. I've done my research and American government intelligence agencies do not state exactly what they want for education. There isn't one road to take to work in national security, which is why I asked the question to get input from people who may have knowledge about working intelligence for either an agency or the military.

Asked By: loveandhappiness - 11/29/2012
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do your research as an "english" degree will get u a retail job in real world. other '?' is how are u going to pay for the education? visit BLS.gov/OOH occupational handbook for jobs and careers info. contact intell agency to see what they want for education.
Answered By: Rob - 11/29/2012
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