• English and Professional Writing

    Bachelor of Arts



    The English major is designed to give students critical thinking, reading, writing and research skills essential to professions such as teaching, law, government,and business. Students acquire the intellectual tools to analyze texts within their historical, cultural, and critical contexts, as well as to communicate effectively in writing to a variety of audiences for various purposes.

    • UC Provides
      • Flexible curriculum choices, including Professional Writing; opportunity to double major in Business, Psychology, and Communications, as well as others
      • Preparation for graduate school
      • Opportunities for internships in regional media outlets
      • Opportunities to work on the campus newspaper, The Eagle
      • Opportunity for lifetime membership in Sigma Tau Delta, a prestigious national honorary society
      • Research and writing skills necessary for a variety of career interests, including government, law, business, media, and education

    Student Testimonial

    Studying English at the University of Charleston has provided me with the ability to think critically, the confidence to challenge the "status quo," and the drive to keep searching for knowledge. With these abilities and influences, the study of English will prepare me for a future that will set me above my peers.

    — Michael Carmen, Class of 2016


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