At the undergraduate level, the department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees and B.S. in Education degrees in several concentrations as both a major and a minor, including world literature and creative writing.
Non-teaching careers for English Majors include: writing/editing, publishing, public relations, law, business and industry, grant writing, banking and many others. Skills and knowledge acquired through the study of English include the ability to:
- adapt ideas, analyze complex ideas,
- argue logically,
- communicate accurately, clearly, concisely and coherently,
- define, design and direct projects,
- gather information,
- generate ideas,
- influence and persuade,
- inform and explain, interpret instructions,
- justify decisions,
- question conventions,
- read for tone,
- rewrite and edit,
- summarize information and synthesize ideas from multiple sources.
At the graduate level, the department offers M.A. degrees in four specializations: (1) English Language and Literature, which now includes options in (2) Creative Writing or (3) Children's Literature; and (4) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Faculty in the department are active in a number of areas, producing literary works as well as doing research in literature, linguistics, and pedagogical theory.
To learn more about CMU's undergraduate English programs, contact:
Department of English Language and Literature
Anspach Hall 215
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
Telephone: (989) 774-3171
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application to a graduate program, contact:
College of Graduate Studies