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.

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

  • 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.
  • Three concentrations: literature, creative writing, and nonfiction writing.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Department Contact Info


Sturges Hall 205
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3570
F 740-368-3599

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Chair: Lynette Carpenter