The English major develops critical thinking, writing and reading skills necessary for success in any field. A core liberal arts discipline, English provides rigorous instruction in traditional and multimedia composition, close reading and analytical thinking, while promoting a commitment to lifelong learning. All English classes beyond the first year are small and conducted in a seminar format to encourage sustained intellectual exchanges between students and faculty.
The Department of English invites students to pursue their specific interests by offering a variety of major and minor options:
- English Major & Minor: Emphasizes reading and writing about literature from a wide range of historical and cultural contexts. You may also take courses associated with the other minors in the department.
- Writing Minor: Emphasizes traditional and digital writing across genres and academic disciplines.
- Journalism Minor: Emphasizes writing for and production of news media.
Our students pursue careers in education, law, journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, federal and state government services, and social work. For more information, visit our Careers page.