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Department of English Undergraduate Studies

Overview

Majoring in English provides students with a broad critical and cultural understanding of literature and literary studies, and emphasizes the writing and analytical skills that are vital to success in the university, in professional and graduate school, and in the workplace. The program of study is flexible and allows English majors to focus on particular areas of interest, to pursue electives, minors, and second majors in other departments, and to shape their academic careers in line with professional and personal interests.

Our diverse curriculum is bound together by a series of Student Learning Outcomes.

The curriculum is designed for:

  • Students who desire a broad education emphasizing language and literature
  • Students who wish to teach or to prepare for graduate studies in literature or rhetoric and composition
  • Students who intend to use the skills learned in the major as a foundation for careers in writing, editing, law, business, or public service.

Take a look around and learn if a degree in English is right for you!