Discover a world of literature and language.

As an English major, you will develop an ability to think deeply and analytically, appreciate different cultures, and learn to express yourself well, both verbally and in writing. A degree in English prepares you for a lifetime of learning as well as broad career and higher education possibilities.

Great Books, Expert Faculty

Students study great works of literature from a variety of critical perspectives with expert teachers and published scholars.

Flexible Curriculum

Requirements for the English major are purposely kept flexible so you can put together an educational program (double major, major and minor) that meets your goals.

Academic Excellence

In 2014 and 2015, English majors won the Howard O. Rowe Scholarship for best Honors Program capstone project.

Marketable Skills, Real-World Experience

Students develop writing and analytical skills that prepare them for a variety of careers. English majors are encouraged to take an internship. Click to see some of the opportunities for you as a student at Ashland University!

Job Success

English majors from AU work as arts administrators, attorneys, digital marketing strategists, editors, higher-education administrators, journalists, librarians, managers, professors, public relations representatives, technical writers, and in many other careers.

Graduate School

Our majors excel in top graduate programs in English Language and Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; Art Business; Philosophy; Higher Education; Library Science; College Student Personnel; Higher Education Administration; Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Wellness and Human Performance; Professional Communication; and more.

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... Read More