Undergraduate Students


WHY ENGLISH?

ENGLISH MAJORS AT MU

ENGLISH MINORS AT MU

HOW TO DECLARE AN ENGLISH MAJOR or MINOR


OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGLISH MAJORS

HOW TO APPLY TO MARQUETTE

English Majors

William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, James Joyce, Toni Morrison. With art and skill, writers give us a window onto the breadth of the human experience.

English majors explore that experience, as well as the experience of writing. To those ends, the English Department at Marquette offers three majors:

There are a number of other opportunities beyond coursework within the English Department as well, including: internships, independent study, Sigma Tau Delta (the English honor society), and the Marquette Literary Review for creative writing.

New Curriculum

Students who declare English as their major in Spring 2014 or later may choose from among the following three majors. Students who declared their major prior to 2014 and have more than three semesters left at Marquette may consider switching to the new curriculum. For further information, please contact Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

 

The English majors at Marquette University provide you opportunities to:

 

Develop Knowledge of

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

Develop Skills in

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

Prepare for Careers in

  • Writing (Fiction, Poetry, Technical Writing)
  • Editing (Books, Magazines, Business Publications, and digital media)
  • Education (Elementary, Secondary, College)
  • Law
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Community Service
  • Civil Service or Government Service
  • Library Science
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Television/film
  • Consulting
 
 

Study with Award-Winning Faculty

Our 27 full-time faculty have won:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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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