University of Charleston
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  • duration

    4 Years

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Program Overview

This program is designed to provide critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills essential for many careers, combining classes in literature, writing, communications and digital media.  You’ll gain the tools to analyze texts within their historical, cultural, and critical contexts, as well as to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences. You will develop the ability to write well, organize ideas, create strong arguments, develop research skills, and more.

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Program Highlights

  • The flexible curriculum offers opportunities for a double major or to add a minor.

  • Emphasis on writing for web sites, businesses, media outlets and nonprofit organizations; preparation for communications positions in business and public relations

  • Opportunity to be a lifetime member of Sigma Tau Delta, a nationally recognized English Honorary Society.

Program Outcomes

  • Job Opportunities

    Many English majors continue to graduate school to pursue careers in teaching, law, government, and business. Potential career options include:

    • Writer
    • Social Media Manager
    • Technical Writer
    • Grant Writer
    • Librarian
    • Teacher
    • Public Relations Specialist
    • Reporter/Photographer
  • Internships

    Internships are available to provide experience at local publications and organizations.

  • Concentrations Further Develop Skills

    Both the English Literature and Professional Writing concentrations develop skills in communication, conducting research, and critical thinking.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Jeannie Dalporto
Jeannie Dalporto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English
Program Coordinator of English

Hallie Chillag
Hallie Chillag

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
Director, Multidisciplinary Studies Program
Director, UC Honors College

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog