English is an exciting discipline that challenges you to explore both literature and writing. Focus your studies on writing by choosing the writing, rhetoric & communication option. You'll learn how to:

  • read and think critically
  • write with style and conviction
  • develop strong research and organizational skills
  • communicate effectively through written and oral presentations
  • utilize traditional and digital media

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

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, journalism, public relations, social media, technical writing, web publishing, writing for general and specialized audiences, and many other areas. You'll also be prepared for graduate study across many disciplines, such as creative and professional writing, education, law, and library/information science.

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Christopher Eisenhart

Associate Professor / Chairperson
Liberal Arts 340