Every career field requires strong reading and writing skills. A double major with English provides additional skills that translate well to other fields of study. English minors are perfect for students looking to enhance their reading and writing skills in another discipline. Additionally, all of our students take two semesters of a foreign language, a semester more than the core requirement for other majors. We feel that basic proficiency in a foreign language leads to a greater understanding of the functions of English, as well as provides important context for non-western literature and culture. Our emphasis on writing and literature allows our students, literature and professional writing concentrations, to obtain jobs in dozens of fields. We encourage all of our students to participate in internships on and off campus to gain experience and make valuable connections for whatever they choose to pursue after E-town.
Penn Hills , United States