As an English major, you'll develop skills that prepare you for a wide variety of career fields, from journalism to education. You'll learn to master the skill of writing and develop a critical understanding and appreciation for classic British, American and world literature.
The English major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Choose a concentration:
- Learn to write with clarity and get experience publishing non-fiction, creative fiction, poetry and drama.
- Through close reading of texts, gain an understanding of authors and genres, and critical and cultural theories about literature.
- Get individualized attention in small classes taught by accomplished faculty writers and scholars, not teaching assistants.
- Build your resume with professional internships at local newspapers, publishers, literary centers, and nonprofit organizations, while gaining perspective on a future career.
- Deepen your knowledge and cultural understanding through study abroad at a foreign university.
- Gain journalism experience by writing for the student newspaper or the department's arts and creative journal.
- Strong interdisciplinary coursework provides an excellent basis for graduate study. Add a minor to further strengthen your background.
Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.
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