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English

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Lead – Create – Connect with the English Major

The English major offers a practical, multidisciplinary, and flexible array of courses that prepare students for a variety of career paths, including business, law, government, science, the arts, healthcare, education, and multi-media production. Our students learn to write clearly, to speak persuasively, and to read with care and precision, all qualities required for the leadership roles of many professions. 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Literacy and technology
  • Creative writing
  • Diverse literatures
  • Literature and culture
  • Literature and history
  • Popular fiction
  • Environmental humanities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Professional writing and editing
  • Technical and medical writing
  • Journalism
  • Drama
  • Film
  • Interactive Media

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Creative Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Physician
  • Politician
  • CEO
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Technical Communications Analyst
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Advertising Executive
  • Speechwriter

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Literature/Literary Theory
  • Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Public Administration

What's special about this program?

Our goal is to track current critical analysis trends as well as marketable writing skills to offer an engaging blend of traditional and special topics courses. Examples include medical writing, grant writing, fashion writing, political reporting, creative writing, literary studies and racial/cultural studies, studies in environmental humanities, film studies, and legal writing. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in real-world, resume-building service learning experiences and internships. The flexibility of our curriculum encourages students to pursue a double major or minor. 

Get Involved

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Deconstruction Magazine

E-52 Student Theatre

Random Acts of Poetry

Banned Book Read Out

The Review

Sigma Tau Delta

Lit for Life

Sample Curriculum

UNIV 101: First Year Experience I

ENGL 110: Seminar in Composition

ENGL Textual Analysis & Production Course

University Breadth Course

College Breadth Course

Foreign Language Course at the 105 or 106 or 107 level (dependent upon placement)
 

ENGL Course that also satisfies College Group A Breadth: Creative Arts & Humanities

ENGL Course that also satisfies College Group B Breadth: History & Cultural Change

ENGL Course that also satisfies University Multicultural Requirement

MATH 113 Contemporary Mathematics
or
MATH 114 College Mathematics & Statistics

College Group D Breadth Course: Math, Science & Technology

University Breadth Course

Foreign Language Course at the 107 level (if not taken Freshman Year)
 

ENGL Course that also satisfies College Second Writing Requirement

ENGL Course that also satisfies College Group A Breadth: Creative Arts & Humanities

ENGL Course that also satisfies College Group B Breadth: History & Cultural Change

University Breadth Course

College Group D Breadth Course: Math, Science & Technology

ENGL Capstone Course that also satisfies University Discovery Learning Experience

ENGL Elective

University Breadth Course

College Breadth Course
 

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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