Undergraduate Students


WHY ENGLISH?

ENGLISH MAJORS AT MARQUETTE

ENGLISH MINORS AT MARQUETTE

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGLISH MAJORS

APPLYING TO MARQUETTE

MARQUETTE ENGLISH MAJORS AND MINORS

Practical, creative, versatile, and engaged.

Through an exciting array of courses in literature, writing, linguistics, and cultural studies, English majors and minors develop skills, perspectives, and knowledge for a lifetime. The English curriculum at Marquette prepares undergraduates for many career paths in a wide range of fields. Some recent graduates have gone directly to work as writers, editors, legal assistants, teachers, and professionals within the business and nonprofit sectors; others have pursued advanced degrees in fields such as law, literature, library and information studies, and academic administration.

With three distinct majors and three minors to choose from, English is an ideal choice for students with many interests and a desire to gain broadly applicable, widely transferable skills in writing, textual analysis, and critical thinking while cultivating a deeper understanding of the ways literature and language work.

The English Department offers many opportunities for enrichment, service, mentoring, and community beyond the classroom, including writing internships, faculty and alumni mentoring, Sigma Tau Delta (the English honor society), the Marquette Literary Review for creative writers, MASA-NCTE (the intercollegiate Milwaukee chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English) for future educators, an active alumni/ae group (FAME), and an ongoing program of social and cultural events.

New Curriculum

Students who declare English may choose from among the following three majors. For further information, please contact Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Majoring in English at Marquette provides opportunities to:

 

Develop Knowledge of

  • Diverse Literatures
  • Language, Rhetoric, Logic
  • History and Culture
 
 

Develop Skills in

  • Textual Analysis and Interpretation
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Researching/Evaluating Information
  • Written and Spoken Communication
  • Creative Writing
 
 

Prepare for Careers in

  • Writing (copywriting, online content, social media, creative writing, etc.)
  • Editing (websites, magazines, books, business communications, etc.)
  • Publishing (editorial, production, content management, sales and marketing in print and digital media)
  • Education (elementary teaching, secondary teaching, college teaching, academic administration, advising, etc.)
  • Law
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Civil Service or Government
  • Library and Information Science
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Television/Film/Digital Media
  • Consulting
 
 

Study with Award-Winning Faculty

Our 27 full-time faculty members have won:


    • National Book Awards
    • University Teaching Awards
    • College Advising Awards
    • Student Group Teaching Awards
    • Guggenheim Fellowships
    • Fulbright Fellowships
    • NEH, ACLS, & FIPSE Grants
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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English Department

Marquette University, Marquette Hall 115 (campus map)
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7179
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