Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Major/Minor
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UW-Superior’s English major equips students to make effective use of the written word. You will learn how to think, read, write, listen and speak more effectively – all skills that are needed in a variety of roles in the workplace. Through the study of nonfiction and fiction literature, poetry, drama, novels and short stories, you will develop an understanding of American, British and world literary movements as you evaluate, critique and discuss them. Students who major in English at UW-Superior gain the skills to think critically, engage in evidence-based problem solving, and express themselves in multiple forms.

This program is available on campus or online.

Teaching Licensure

Through the English Secondary Education or Broad Field Language Arts Secondary Education majors, you can acquire a teaching licensure through our highly regarded teacher education program, allowing you to teach courses such as literature, speech, and composition-based courses at the elementary and junior or senior high levels.

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Quality Instructors

Our faculty members stay current in their research areas by publishing and presenting at national and international conferences. With small class sizes, our instructors will get to know you and take a vested interest in your success.

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Outside the Classroom

Take advantage of opportunities to learn outside the classroom through the English Club, Sigma Tau Delta, or the international English Honor Society. You can even contribute to the Nemadji Review – a student-published annual journal.

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In addition to affordable tuition and general scholarship opportunities, UW-Superior has scholarships specifically for English and English Education majors who qualify.

What You’ll Learn

Through a major or minor in English or English Education at UW-Superior, you will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully analyze and interpret literary texts
  • Clearly express critical interpretations of literature
  • Comprehend both major and minor texts and traditions of language and literatures

As an English major with a Writing minor, I’ve spent most of my time taking courses from the Writing, Language and Literature department – and it’s been worth every minute. Thanks to my supportive instructors and engaging classmates, I’ve been able to build a solid understanding of core concepts, explore research topics, and determine what I want out of my life after I graduate.

Rhiannon Giguere, English, Writing

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

With a degree in English, you’ll learn highly sought after skills, including communication (written and verbal), research and presentation, problem-solving, social and cultural awareness, information processing, attention to detail, organization, time management, and both individual and collaborative work.

A degree in English can lead to a wide variety of rewarding work, including careers in the following fields:

  • Teaching and Education (at all levels)
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Editing and Writing
  • Business
  • Industry
  • Law
  • Library
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Entertainment
  • Human Resources
  • Content Management
  • Public Relations
  • Technology
  • Public Sector

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