English majors develop an understanding of important works of American and British literature from the eighth century through the present. In addition, our majors concentrate in one of five academic areas: Literature, film and popular culture studies; writing, rhetoric and literacy; creative writing; folklore studies or English pre-ed (for students pursuing teaching careers in middle or high school).
English majors choose a concentration based on their academic and personal interests as well as their short- and longer-term career goals. Our faculty and undergraduate advising team are always available to discuss these concentrations with students and to provide information and guidance. Students have the option to begin their English major coursework without declaring a concentration, and they may switch concentrations without delaying their progress towards a degree should their interests and goals change over the course of their academic career.
To find out more about the English major and the five concentration areas, schedule an appointment with an English department advisor. Appointments can be made via phone at 614-292-6065 or by stopping by the English front desk in 421 Denney.