The English major provides a strong foundation in British and
American literature, world literature, major writers, and
linguistics. Students who major in English have the flexibility to
focus on additional areas of interest by taking a variety of
electives or pursuing a double major or minor in creative writing
or other areas of interest. Many major courses highlight women
writers' contributions to the history of literature.
English majors develop the ability to read critically, to
communicate clearly and confidently, and to conduct research with
an open and analytical mind. The major prepares students for many
professions that require strong analytical thinking and exceptional
communication skills, including fields such as teaching,
publishing, public relations, and law.
English majors may develop additional skills and professional
experience through membership in Sigma Tau Delta (the English
Honors Society), completing the Writing for Social Media
internship, and editorial internships for The Critical Point and
Dionne's Story anthologies.
Major Requirements: 41 credits
Our recent graduates have continued their careers at these organizations: