English

Are you passionate about literature? Do you believe in the importance of the written word and its impacts on society? If your interests pull you into areas such as these, you are a great fit for the English major at CMU. You will develop a flexible skill set that emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and the English language – receiving the educational foundation employers seek.

Locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Online Programs


About This Program

The English major educates students in writing, language, literature, and influential dialogue of both the past and present. You will gain skills not only in these areas, but in information fluency, interaction, and verbal and written expression. As you closely examine literary movements, trends and ideas, you will become prepared for a variety of career paths.

As a CMU English major, you will have opportunities to:

  • build in-demand skills while taking classes such as Language and Linguistics, Topics in Writing, Major Authors in Literature, Shakespeare, Comics and Graphic Novels, Young Adult Literature, and Advanced Literary Studies
  • participate in hands-on learning through projects, presentations, on and off-campus experiences, and internships
  • obtain the educational background desired by employers in a variety of fields pertaining to literature, education, publishing, journalism, and more
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

Program Outcomes

  • Students will recognize and participate in discourses within the field of English.
  • Students will draw on periods, movements, and genres to create new knowledge.
  • Students will analyze and evaluate language.
  • Students will compose effective texts in multiple modalities.

Degrees Available

Other CMU English Programs:

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements