English Studies

The majors in English Studies offer students a digital-age curriculum that focuses on the five skills considered most important for success on the job market: critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, oral communication, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team. Our English Studies majors help students develop these critical skill-sets by offering a regionally distinctive and transmedia curriculum that is innovative, cross-disciplinary, and entrepreneurial. As part of their studies in one of our two majors—Professional and Technical Communications and Literary Studies--students are required to complete upper-level seminars, capstones, and internships in areas of specialization that are tailored to their own career ambitions and focused on the applied skills that employers particularly value.