Introduction to the Department

The English major is an important foundation for a wide variety of careers. As an English major, you build analytical and communications skills that make you an attractive job candidate, especially in today’s dynamic, global economy dependent on flexibility, critical thinking, and fast and accurate communication. And if you are interested in pursuing advanced study in English in graduate school, a top-notch faculty and flexible curriculum will provide you with the ability to tailor your studies to your academic goals.

The English Department fosters curiosity about language and culture. In English courses, pleasurable reading is the foundation for developing skills in writing, speaking, and analytical thinking.

Department Features

  • Two concentrations: literature and creative writing.
  • A diverse program that teaches students to communicate clearly, write effectively, and read critically and accurately. These skills are essential for success in every field and profession.
  • Endless opportunities in and outside of the classroom for immersive experiences in literature and creative writing.

Available Majors

Available Minors