English - Major or Minor | UW-Superior

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8195

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World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

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English - Major or Minor

UW-Superior's English Program teaches students to think, read, write, and speak with clarity and depth in a supportive and intellectually engaging atmosphere.

English is a major that can lead to rewarding careers in education, communications, business, industry, government, and the public sector. A major in English can also be an excellent foundation for advanced degrees in graduate school or professional studies, such as law.

UW-Superior offers two majors in English:

  • Students interested in professions other than teaching enroll in the English major. These students study literature, strengthen their writing abilities, and expand their language skills.

  • Students who want to pursue teaching careers complete the English Secondary Education major, which prepares them to teach middle school or high school English. In addition to acquiring the skills developed in the English Liberal Arts major, these students also learn teaching techniques, engage in student teaching, and meet all Wisconsin state requirements for a teaching license.

A key part of the program is the quality of its professors. Dr. Raychel Reiff has published numerous scholarly books and articles in professional journals; Dr. Nicholas Sloboda has published numerous academic articles on major authors; Dr. Hilary Fezzey has presented at national and international literature conferences; Dr. Wendy Kropid has presented at national and international conferences on English education and literacy.

Majors and Minors


  • English - Liberal Arts

  • English - Secondary Education


  • English - Liberal Arts

  • English - Secondary Education

Let's talk English

  • Students benefit from small classes and personal attention from professors.
  • Faculty-including several published authors-teach an array of courses in American , British, and world literature.
  • English secondary education majors follow a course of study approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
  • Scholarships are available specifically for English majors.
  • Students have the opportunity to interact outside the classroom through the English Club.

What can you do with a degree in English from UW-Superior?

With a degree in English, graduates are able to think critically, to engage in evidence-based problem solving, and to express themselves in multiple forms. Such skills and abilities are vital to every business, institution, and organization. English graduates have a wide array of career options in a variety of fields.


  • Actor/actress
  • Book store manager
  • Publicist
  • Radio and television broadcaster
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Managing editor
  • Copy editing
  • Film/video editor
  • Magazine writer
  • Book reviewer
  • Publications coordinator


  • High school teacher
  • Writer in residence
  • Curriculum planner
  • Reading specialist
  • Counselor
  • University administrator
  • School librarian
  • University professor
  • School administrator
  • Archivist

Government and Public Sector

  • District attorney
  • Foreign service officer
  • Non-profit program coordinator
  • Municipal manager
  • Legislative researcher
  • Lobbyist
  • Higher education consultant

Business and Industry

  • Executive
  • Retail associate
  • Business analyst
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Data analyst
  • Corporate attorney
  • Advertising sales manager
  • Training consultant
  • Real estate agent
  • Librarian
  • Human resource officer
  • Business relation officer
  • Marketing manager
  • Paralegal/legal assistant
  • Loan officer
  • Administrative assistant

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