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In the English Program, you’ll explore the power of stories and storytelling as a means of understanding and interacting with our world. We support undergraduate degrees in English and English Education, minors in Literature and Creative Writing and an embedded certificate in Publishing and Editing.

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Our diverse coursework enables you to explore the power of stories and prepares you for a variety of career paths:

  • Courses in literary and film traditions explore how stories are constructed and what they reveal about the places and the people that created them.
  • A full range of creative writing courses will give you the opportunity to shape and share your own stories.
  • Courses in editing and professional writing will help you apply the lessons of storytelling—how to frame ideas, understand audiences and argue persuasively—to a variety of career paths in business, law, publishing, and writing.
  • For future teachers, courses focused on pedagogy will help you learn how to share your love of stories with the next generation.

Students also have social and professionalization opportunities through our Undergraduate Research Conference, our two literary journals (LURe and Eclectic), and our campus chapter of the national English Honor Society. English also supports interdisciplinary minor programs in Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Africana Studies.

Our M.A. programs offer a variety of advanced seminars in literary studies, writing, and pedagogy. Research and teaching assistantships are available to qualified graduate students.

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English majors are desirable employees, and not all pursue careers as writers, editors, and teachers. The study of English is highly valued by professional schools in medicine, law, and business. Jobs directly related to your degree include: film editor, journalist, brand manager, lawyer, and project manager just to name a few. 

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"I often credit the English department with saving my life and totally credit them with the direction my life has taken and molding me into a productive citizen. The quality of the English department is just spectacular. I am very proud to have graduated from that program.”

-Megan Bell, English BA, 2013

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Questions about ENGL 1101 or 1102? Please contact
Dr. Timothy Schroer, Chair of the Department of General Education

Main Office: Martha Munro Hall 202A

Faculty Offices: Boyd Building 3rd Floor