English Major

Our English major fosters adaptability, crucial in today’s job market, wherein creative thinking, effective communication, and artful uses of language are in demand.


You will encounter a wide array of literature including fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from around the world and throughout history
. This will lead you to understand how literature reveals the complexity of human nature and expression. You will also develop your critical and creative thinking skills, conduct original research, and learn to write effectively in a range of expressive modes. Read more.


What sets us apart

  • Community
  • Advising
  • Internships
  • Grad school prep
  • Capstone course
English Profiles
Anna Kempfert
Alumna Profile: Anna Kempfert (2010)
Anna works with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism (Student Affairs) at the University of Maine, Orono.
Gina Kammer
Alumna Profile: Gina Kammer (2010)
Gina received her MA degree in English literature from the University of South Dakota in 2012. Since then, she has been teaching writing and journalism courses as an adjunct instructor in Mankato. She currently works as a Media Researcher at Capstone Publishers.