“Where there are words, there are jobs for the English major.”
Timothy Lemire, author of I’m an English Major—Now What?
Do you want to increase your knowledge of literature and film? Develop your ability to communicate effectively in writing? Apply your creative talents in your career and life?
Through one of several program options, an English major or minor will give you many of the skills most highly sought after by future employers:
Analytical skills Teamwork skills
Communication skills Strong work ethic
Interpersonal skills Initiative
Problem-solving skills Adaptability/flexibility
Department of English
- Literature Option
- Writing Studies Option
- Creative Writing Option
- Secondary Education Certification
- Cinema Studies
- Creative Writing
- Professional Writing
Cinema Studies expands writing opportunities for students
Our department offers a Cinema Studies minor designed to prepare students for life in the digital age. The courses provide an opportunity to practice and expand your abilities to write analytically about cinema while increasing your knowledge of the historical development and cultural significance of movies. The interdisciplinary minor consists of 21 semester hours with a list of elective courses that includes Screenwriting, American Politics in Film, Movie Reviewing and Documentary Theory and Practice.