English is a discipline for those willing to take risks with their interpretations and provide support with text- and theory-based evidence. Students hone their critical-thinking abilities and formulate arguments that reflect independent and original ideas. You will gain powerful tools for analyzing literature, culture and society. You will also be challenged to write creatively: all students explore creative writing as both reader and author. You will leave the program with a strong ability to write purposefully and effectively to communicate your thoughts.
The English program pairs well with minors from other disciplines and also offers two comprehensive emphases: Creative Writing and Secondary Licensure.
- The Creative Writing emphasis helps students gain solid credentials in literary analysis while broadening their creative writing, media writing and editing.
- The Secondary Licensure emphasis is geared for students looking to become English teachers. Majors will earn the credentials necessary for graduate school, or for careers that require strong speaking, language and analytical skills.
Careers & Opportunities
Because writing and communicating are implicit values, our graduates have chosen paths that reflect their passions. They pursue graduate degrees and careers in:
- International Instruction
- Secondary Education
- Technical/Science Writing
- Web Content Writing
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Public Relations
- Social Media Management