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The English Major

As an English major, you learn to make language a source of your power in the world. Amid the diversity of our offerings is a common commitment to developing each student's ability to analyze literary and cultural texts and contexts, and to write clear, persuasive, and graceful prose. These reading, thinking, and writing skills will enhance your capacity for persuasion, leadership, clarity, and interpersonal effectiveness in whatever career you pursue. 


Students in the English major complete core requirements in literature and use electives and specialization options to explore and further develop their interests in the following areas:

Literature and Culture

Creative Writing

Writing and Rhetorical Studies

Digital Studies