Versatile, Marketable, Transformative
When you choose English as a major, second major, or minor, you open up a world of possibilities for yourself. Students in the Department of English study language, stories, and ideas across disciplines, mastering skills all professions consider key to success and promotion:
- Communicating clearly, critically, and creatively
- Working and thinking independently
- Collaborating with colleagues and clients
- Interpreting and analyzing text, speech, and data
While preparing our students for their chosen vocations, the study of English also cultivates a love of reading, thinking, and the virtues of learning as a way of life.
Innovative and Flexible Curriculum
Students of our program study a wide range of literature, English language, and writing practices. The newly redesigned curriculum allows students to essentially design their own major by following a path of general English studies, or specialize in one of six areas of concentration.
The Department of English offers specializations in:
- Creative Writing
- Nonfiction Writing
- World Literature
- Children's and Young Adult Literature
- American and British Literature
- Applied Linguistics
Supportive and Collaborative Faculty
Our faculty are widely published scholars in their field. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one in mentorship and advising as well as collaborate on research. To see a full list of faculty with their specialties click here.