English & World Languages


English & World Languages


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As an English major at Mansfield University, you have three options:

In the B.A. English - Literary and Cultural Analysis concentration, you will gain broad knowledge of literature and culture, study authors from diverse backgrounds, situate literary works in context, apply critical methods, and develop strong research and writing skills.

In the B.A. English - Professional Writing concentration, you will prepare for a future career by learning to write effective reports and other professional documents, write for the Web and social media, copy edit, and search for and interview for jobs. Many of our professional writing majors also intern on and off campus.

If you want to become an English teacher, the B.S.Ed. Professional Studies in Secondary Education (with English Education Concentration) will provide you with a solid foundation in English language and literature.

English majors are highly sought after in today's job market, especially because of their strong "soft skills" in writing, analysis, and research. Many of our graduates pursue careers in advertising, banking and finance, business administration, content marketing, copy editing, education, freelance writing, game design, government service, health care, information technology, Internet marketing, journalism, law, media, publishing, real estate, sales, social media management, technical writing, and Web development. Several of our graduates also pursue advanced degrees.

Many students combine their coursework with one or more of the following popular minors, several of which are housed in the English department:


Last updated: January 9, 2018