Master the language.
As an English major, you’ll develop the communication and thinking skills that employers want and the world needs. Customize your program to your career goals by choosing one of two tracks: Literature or Media and Language. You’re going to love the opportunities to practice what you’re learning. You might be the next member of Inscape's editorial board, act in an original play through our Drama Workshop, present your creative writing in the Ursuline Writers' Showcase, earn your induction into our Epsilon Psi chapter of the national English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, or read aloud some of your favorite literature during Banned Books Week.
Inscape, Ursuline's award-winning fine arts annual, is edited and designed by students to showcase their own and other students' powerful creative writing and visual art. It's a tradition dating back to 1945! The Associated Collegiate Press awarded Inscape the prestigious First Class award in 2014.
Graduates with a degree in English are well-suited for careers in many fields such as advertising, business, government, human resources, law, marketing, publications, public relations, and sales. Those who choose the Literature track are well prepared for graduate study leading to college and university teaching or, in conjunction with an education major, for high school teaching.
Those who choose the Media and Language track are well prepared for careers in communication technology, media, and professional writing. Double majoring or minoring also enhances career opportunities, especially when paired with studies in Business Administration, Psychology, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Sociology, or Graphic Design.