Writing-Intensive English Major

Degree Offered: B.A. in Writing-Intensive English

Writing is key to who we are and all we do. Study how your writing works and how you work as a writer. Take courses in creative writing, workplace writing, and public writing as well as literature. You will graduate ready to write for the rest of your life.

A wide variety of courses are offered in the following areas:

  • literature
  • composition
  • creative writing
  • professional and technical writing
  • journalistic writing and magazine editing
  • peer tutoring in the Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • internships with local arts groups, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations

Writing-Intensive English Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

Honors in Humanities Program

English majors who wish to pursue a faculty-mentored Honors research project can participate in the Honors in Humanities Program. The program aims to help students develop their research and writing skills, while fostering interdisciplinary dialogues across the humanities at Marquette. The program consists of three 1-credit seminars (HOPR 2954H, HOPR 3954H, and HOPR 4954H), which introduce students to research methods in the humanities and support students while they are writing their projects; a set of “paired,” upper-level courses focused around a common topic, both chosen by the student, one in English and one in another department; and an Honors Thesis (English 4999H).  For more information, see Honors in Humanities.

Additional Information

For more information or to declare your major, contact Dr. Steve Hartman Keiser, Director of Undergraduate Studies, or access Marquette's Undergraduate Bulletin.