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English Department

SUU English majors explore language and literature through a number of degree emphases with award-winning faculty mentors. Some of the opportunities our majors enjoy include learning abroad, international English honor societies, editing experience, internships in a variety of writing and communication fields, paid teaching internships, paid writing-tutor training and experience, travel to academic conferences and workshops, writing retreats at the SUU Mountain Center, and creative readings at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. These experiences, paired with small class sizes and individual faculty mentorship, help our majors develop skills in high demand by a range of employers and graduate programs, such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, project management and teamwork, literary analysis, technical and design skills, information literacy, teaching and instruction, and cross-disciplinary research skills. Furthermore, English majors can supplement their degree with a number of minors or certificates, including entrepreneurship, history, information systems, film studies, and graphic design among others.

Graduates in English go on to enjoy careers in library science, technical communication, publishing, higher education, teaching, financial consulting, politics and nonprofits, law, technology startups, web development, journalism, and many others.

Student Spotlight

SUU student uses the skills she learned in English 3120 to make a difference! Observe the results of Addy Rich’s project written for English 3120 Grant and Technical Writing taught by Dr. Julia Combs. Students in this class identify a community partner and write a grant for a nonprofit organization. This BLMUtah video highlights the powerful impact of successful, real-life writing. It also showcases the potential and rewards of community-engaged projects for the student and the community.

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