Students majoring in English may choose to go to law school, graduate school in English, or to pursue a career in which strong analytical and verbal skills are prized.
The department encourages students to supplement English courses with selected communication courses and courses from other departments.
In selecting courses, students receive careful, individual attention through the department's four-year Career Development Program, in which students work extensively with the department faculty.
Tracks of Study
English majors select from among three tracks within the department to develop expertise in specific areas or fields within the English discipline.
Within each track, students take an individualized constellation of courses designed to enhance their understanding of one specific aspect of the English discipline.
Tracks of study for English majors include:
Literary and Cultural Studies
Secondary Education Certification in English
Special Requirements A QPA of 2.33 (C+) is required in English for the major or minor. No course with a grade of 'D+' or lower is counted toward the major.