Degrees Offered

Welcome to the Department of English and Modern Languages, which also houses Philosophy. We offer the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs:

We offer minors in English, Writing, Spanish and Philosophy. Information for all our minors is listed in the course catalog as well as in our web site.

Any of these English and Modern Languages degrees can take you anywhere you want to go. Talk to your advisor today about next steps, or better yet, come by and visit us in Maes 04!

What can you do with an English Major?

Better to ask, "What can't you do with an English major"? 
The skills you learn in your English courses help prepare you for the jobs listed here and countless more.

Skills You Learn:

  • Analyze and critique text
  • Recognize and create engaging narratives
  • Research thoroughly
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Understand other points of view
  • Build effective arguments

Lead to careers in:

  • Publishing
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Science
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Authorship

With jobs like:

  • Digital Content Editor
  • Attorney
  • Counselor
  • HR Director
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Speech
  • Fundraiser
  • Copy Writer 
  • Advertising Director
  • Science or Technical Writer
  • Medical Scribe
  • Fact Checker
  • Copyeditor
  • Reporter
  • Librarian
  • English Professor
  • Screenwriter
  • Production Manager
  • Actor
  • Author
English Major Career Chart click image to enlarge

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of English and Modern Languages (which also houses Philosophy) is to provide superior teaching, research, and service. Faculty members seek to develop student literary comprehension, creative and critical thinking, and writing and communicative abilities in a range of diverse intellectual and cultural traditions. The department is committed to fostering sound Liberal Arts academic experience and preparing graduates to meet the educational, professional and cultural needs of the region and beyond. The Department of English and Modern Languages emphasizes excellent teaching in a variety of languages, literatures, and theories.