Ashland University’s English department teaches students to read well, think carefully and write clearly, logically and creatively with the goal of achieving intellectual rigor and contextual understanding.
Professors in the English department work closely with students in classes that never exceed 21 in literature classes, 18 in composition or 15 in creative writing. Students have opportunities to study abroad for periods ranging from two weeks to an entire semester.
What you will enjoy about our program:
- Individual attention from professors who are published authors and scholars
- Study in a range of authors and texts from early England to contemporary America
- Opportunities to publish your own work in Passages, a journal of student writing edited by student
- Social and academic events sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary society
- Readings with well-known authors who are part of our Reading Series
According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, English majors with no graduate degree earn on average $48,000 annually and have a 91 percent employment rate. The United States Department of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) expects teaching jobs to increase by about seven percent over the next 10 years.
Some Careers You May Choose:
Arts Administrator, Attorney, Editor, Journalist, Librarian, Professor, Script Writer
An English major prepares students well for the study and practice of law. Attorneys typically spend 50 percent of their professional lives writing. Appellate attorneys spend approximately 99 percent of their professional lives writing and conducting research.