Complementary Minors

An English major may be accompanied by any minor depending on the individual's interests and goals.
Possibilities include:
History and Humanities
Women's Studies
Modern Languages
Philosophy and Religion
Music, Art, and Theatre
Communication Studies & Journalism
Political Science & Business


Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a language or literature major in the Plan of Study.


These vocations range from secondary and post-secondary teaching and careers in writing, technical writing, public
information, editing and publishing to professional positions in such areas as the arts, law, business, banking, and insurance, computer technology and software, library services, and local, state and national government service.

Professional Organizations

Society for Technical Communication

Examples of positions held by recent graduates

Middle school teacher

High school teacher

School guidance counselor

College/university teacher

College student services director

School librarian/media specialist

Public library director

Free-lance writer

Technical writer

Newspaper reporter, feature writer

Newspaper sports editor

Magazine writer, editor

Production editor, publishing company

Publications director, university public relations

Director, academic skills center

Technical training instructor



Insurance agent

Sales associate

Marketing analyst, manager

Manager, computer software development

Civil engineer


Unique Features: 
  • Highly productive and student-centered faculty

  • Distinguished visiting writers and scholars teach occasional courses

  • Broad range of literature courses, traditional to contemporary

  • Courses in multicultural literature, women's studies, and film and media studies

  • Minor programs in creative writing and professional writing

  • Small classes emphasizing discussion and student participation

  • Home of the North American Review, Prolepsis, and Inner Weather


Lang Hall

Many English classes take place in Lang Hall. More Information

Baker Hall

Faculty offices in the English Department are located in Baker Hall. More Information


Publishing opportunities

North American Review
Inner Weather

Student Organizations

Sigma Tau Delta, student affiliate of National Council of Teachers of English

Student exchange programs in the United States and abroad Student teaching placements in the United States and abroad are available.

Special Events

Readings and lectures by nationally recognized writers and scholars
Occasional location of regional, national and international conferences on language and literary studies

Scholarships & Awards: 

Margaret Divelbess Scholarship

Mary Wheat Graves Award

Frank and Otelia Kraft Scholarship

Myrtle Telleen Collins Spirit of Life Creative Writing Scholarship

Irene M. Thompson Scholarship

Critical Writing Essay Competition

Erlene Hubley Literary Prize

Selina Terry Poetry Award

James Hearst Award

Dean's Award

Roberta S. Tamres Sci-Fi Award

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.