English students learn the flexible thinking, creativity, and empathy that the current job market demands and global citizenship requires. Our classes cultivate the adaptable skills of reading and writing, creative and literary thinking, analysis and research, and cutting-edge presentation skills.

English Programs

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Potential Career Opportunities

English majors are skilled in writing, reading, and research. They are resourceful and creative, they define and manage projects, and they work independently. As a result, they find employment in many different careers that rely on strong reading and writing skills. Examples include writing, editing, journalism, corporate communications, publishing, teaching, marketing and advertising, public relations, website or system design, law, and more.

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English Degree Programs

Our English Programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers, including middle and high school English teaching, freelance writing, literary publishing and editing, and technical and professional writing, publishing, and editing.

Student Resources

Links to various student resources for English students.

Good Thunder Reading Series

Whether you read literature or write it, Good Thunder Reading Series offers ways to engage with our visiting writers through writing workshops, craft talks, and readings.

English Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff contact information for the Department of English.