Pillsbury Hall


English majors study literature and other forms of expression, including drama, film, popular culture, and electronic media.

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Understand the world through stories

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.