English Majors and Minors

The Department of English intends that its students will form strong communication skills, establish research methods, develop flexibility in facing complex situations and increase their awareness of the humanities tradition. These ideas suit both the liberal arts major and the practical, pre-professional student. Success in the marketplace is tied to the ability to analyze, understand and restate written material. Such success requires habits of investigation, a fluency with documents and speeches, and the self-assurance to handle unfamiliar materials. Thus, in its offerings, the department serves the traditions of language and literature, while it responds to the needs of today's students.

By following the links below or the expanded links in the left-hand margin, you can learn more about being an English major, scholarships available to English majors, the English major portfolio, and English department policies.  

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