Understand the world through stories
English majors study literature and other forms of expression, including drama, film, popular culture, and electronic media. Take courses with award-winning faculty to explore fiction and poetry in their cultural, historical, and political contexts. Learn to express yourself effectively and creatively as a writer and a speaker.
You can gain real-world experience using your critical and communication skills through internships, The Tower literary magazine, study abroad, research opportunities, and community volunteering.
What can you do with a major in English?
English majors are prepared for careers in media and communications, law and government, health care, education, entrepreneurship, marketing, and business or non-profit administration. Our major and minor programs also make an outstanding foundation for graduate study in law, medicine, business, and education.