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 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.
"There are quite a few things that make the Tech Comm Program at MN State Mankato special. First of all, the quality of education is excellent..."
"The English Education program is special because it encourages students to be themselves and provides them with skills that they can use in and out of their chosen careers..."
"I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented community of writers within the English Department-- faculty and students alike..."
"The TESOL program is like a small family...All my professors are deeply committed to nurturing their students..."
"What I love about the English Department is how the faculty are invested in their students and making sure that they are doing well..."
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.
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.