What's unique about Mount Mary's English Undergraduate Major?

"Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths." ― Jonathan Stroud

As an English major at Mount Mary University, you'll develop the 21st century skills necessary to adapt to a rapidly evolving job market, including the ability to:

  • Write and communicate clearly
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Think creatively and abstractly
  • Succeed in a global economy
  • Collaborate with others
  • Synthesize data and evaluate sources
  • Locate and acquire knowledge
  • Use technology wisely

Choose from five vibrant concentrations:

*Offered as a major or minor.

As an English major, you can create your own career path. A concentration in Writing for New Media will prepare you for a career as a social media strategist or website writer. A concentration in English Education will allow you to pursue a career in the classroom. And an English Literature concentration provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in law, library science and many other areas. Discover more about careers that make the most of an English degree.


Where will you go?

Mount Mary's English programs offer a variety of study abroad opportunities that can take you around the world to places such as Paris, Costa Rica, and Scandinavia. Learn more about a few of our study abroad journeys below! 

Award-winning student activities: Arches

Arches operates as a learning lab for students who take the class for credit, as well as a club for those who volunteer as “freelancers.” All students interested in writing, photography, illustration and page design can join the Arches staff.


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