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Department of English

Ready to put your passion for words to work?

The ability to read and write has never been as important as it is today. Whether you want to edit the next great novel, write grant proposals for the nonprofit company promoting that social cause you are most passionate about, or create content for the website of your dreams, we are here to help you develop the critical thinking, creativity, and rhetorical skills to make you indispensable in whatever path you choose.

With a degree in English, you will be able to design your own experience according to your educational, creative, and professional goals. Take classes in literature, creative writing, linguistics, rhetoric, and professional and technical writing.

Come work one-on-one with a world-class faculty of nationally and internationally known teachers committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, cultural inclusivity, and collaborative service to the community.

The Department of English is dedicated to providing you with the learning experiences necessary to explore your artistic side while also honing your critical thinking and communication skills to find that job that will allow you to put your passion for words to work for you. 

Our Mission

The Department of English strives to produce graduates who understand the art and science of language, literature, and writing as exemplified by a free exchange of ideas in an open, inclusive, and respectful student-centered environment, a commitment to academic excellence, and collaborative support for each student’s individual academic achievement. We offer a student-centered environment enhanced by technology and transcultural experiences. Through a curriculum that fosters academic and professional development, we provide opportunities to engage with nationally recognized authors and scholars. The major supports the university’s mission to link theory with practice, to extend the learning environment beyond the classroom, to promote student growth and life success, and to facilitate students’ development as readers, writers, and thinkers. We seek to instill the core values of integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility. We prepare our students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytic skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their roles as citizens of their communities, their workplaces, their nations, and the world.

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