English is an exciting discipline that challenges you to explore both literature and writing. We offer two options for English majors—writing and communication and literature and criticism. 

As an English major, you'll learn how to:

• read and think critically
• write to move audiences
• engage with literature—and the world—thoughtfully and analytically

The skills you'll develop as an English major are essential in today's competitive job market and can lead to rewarding careers in communications, editing, grants writing, journalism, public relations, social media, technical writing, web publishing, teaching middle or high school English, writing for general and specialized audiences, and many other fields. You'll also be prepared for graduate study across many disciplines, such as creative and professional writing, education, law, and library/information science.

As an undergraduate English major, you can follow your interests by choosing between two options:

Literature and Criticism
Writing, Rhetoric & Communication

Our award-winning faculty members specialize in a wide and diverse range of fields such as creative nonfiction, rhetoric and composition, world and British literature, and many more.

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Christopher Eisenhart

Associate Professor / Chairperson
Liberal Arts 340