Our department offers highly versatile majors for a rapidly changing world, with a relevant curriculum that prepares students for success in a wide range of workplaces.
Our students build fundamental writing and speaking skills in an environment that encourages creativity and critical thinking. English, communication, and media studies students gain a solid foundation for great storytelling. As they grow into expert writers and communicators, our students learn how to confidently command attention in any situation regardless of the audience. In addition to gaining discipline-specific knowledge, students develop core soft skills such as independent and collaborative working abilities, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning, that are highly marketable in a variety of workplaces.
Students become experts in reading, writing and analyzing literature as well as literary periods, theories, authors and linguistics. A degree in English may open the doors to careers in writing, editing, publishing and even law school.Learn More
This major prepares students who dream about working in broadcasting, radio or journalism as well as social media or influencer marketing.Learn More
Majors undergo a 16-week student teaching experience in addition to in-class curriculum. Teaching licensures, which are state certifications required by K-12 schools, are also earned through this major.Learn More
Students gain a foundational understanding of English literature and theory. Minors require 20 credits to complete.
Students gain a basic understanding of communication theories and practices. A minor sharpens critical thinking skills and provides fundamental tools in verbal and nonverbal communication that everyone needs in their everyday lives. Minors require 20 credits to complete.
Students develop their creativity through foundational writing coursework. In addition to becoming more innovative thinkers, creative writing minors develop more empathy and compassion for others through their writing and storytelling, which ultimately helps them gain a better understanding of the world.
Our students and faculty have a long and successful track record of high-quality, award-winning publication. They have:
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