English

Through our department, students may pursue a major or minor in English along with one or more optional concentrations in Creative Writing, Journalism, or Teaching. Many courses in English are cross-listed with other programs, allowing for you to pursue potential minors in Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Global Studies, and/or Women’s and Gender Studies. 

Program Highlights

Through our department, students may pursue a major or minor in English along with one or more optional concentrations in Creative Writing, Journalism, or Teaching. Many courses in English are cross-listed with other programs, allowing for you to pursue potential minors in many different disciplines. 

Our faculty members are well-published and highly regarded scholars, writers, and journalists, with whom you will work directly. English courses at Edgewood College are places to explore the big questions about humanity, culture, and society, at the same time as you can hone the skills employers want in analysis, research, and writing. 

Career Outcomes

The English Department’s Pathways Program allows you to pair an English major or minor with activities that prepare you for specific careers. From paid internships to student-directed research projects, you will be able to tailor your experiences here toward potential careers or graduate work in Editing, Education, Journalism, Library Science, Literary Studies, Nonprofit Work, Politics/Law, Publishing, Technical Writing, and more.  

For those interested in graduate school or just in more in depth study, students regularly present research at national and international conferences with faculty mentors. They also have opportunities to work as an editor or writer on either the college-wide newspaper, On the Edge, or on the campus literary magazine, The Edgewood Review.  

Our English majors go on to do incredible things. Right now, graduates of our program are writing speeches for state legislators, running marketing departments, editing local and national publications, and even writing for television shows. The skills English majors acquire are prized by employers and incredibly useful for the fast pace of change in our world. 

Faculty Spotlight

  • Ashley Byock

    Associate Professor
    AByock@edgewood.edu

  • Adam Fell

    Assistant Professor, English
    AFell@edgewood.edu