Write. Research. Communicate.
Put your skills, strategies, and analysis to work in publishing, media, industry, law, or business.
English is a degree for students who can think critically and read, write, and communicate effectively. You’ll learn research and writing skills and strategies enabling you to analyze and report on the language and texts of others, as well as create original, meaningful texts of your own. You will be well prepared for graduate work or for a career in publishing, industry, law, business, or government.
Incorporate the most current technology available into a liberal arts education that prepares you for transmedia storytelling across platforms. Work with student-run businesses, including the Michigan Tech Lode and CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise.
Get hands-on experience like:
- Collaborating with students on reading, writing, and oral presentations in our Multiliteracies Center
- Learning from world-class faculty in small classes, allowing you to know your professor on a first-name basis
- Getting involved with the CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise -- a student-run business team that works to design products such as marketing materials, websites, and more for clients at Michigan Tech and around our community.
- Incorporating cutting-edge technology into a liberal arts education.
- Writing or working for the Michigan Tech Lode or other campus publications
Create the Future with Careers In:
- Social Media Community Management
- Marketing Research
Work for companies like:
- School Districts
"If you want to know if you have a passion for something, you should gain experience in it. Thankfully, Michigan Tech’s University Marketing and Communications department, or UMC, was my opportunity. I spent the past two semesters working in the department as a student writer. I went into it with no idea what I would gain, but left with some important lessons.
First: planning. Being a college student already requires balance, but put a job on top of that and you have someone in need of Google Calendar. After adding in time for interviews, writing, and meetings, my time soon became thin. Meeting deadlines and creating content I was proud of was crucial to me. If I didn’t make the time, then the words would be bland and unimaginative.
Then I moved into learning about communication. There are so many people within UMC, from writers to editors to those that make the content accessible. Making sure people know your intentions and plan of attack clearly is important. Lastly, I would say I gained much more respect for people in my field. Of course, not being a part of it before meant I never knew much, but I didn’t realize the amount of work put in. It opened my eyes for me to see that writing wasn’t something that anyone could do, but something people with passion could do. Those who helped make my writing better knew exactly where I was at and gave wonderful ideas to aid me. If it wasn’t for them, I’m not sure I would have continued to love writing. UMC made me fall in love with being a writer all over again."
Customize your degree with:
Minors available in
- Communication Studies
- Diversity Studies
- Ethics and Philosophy
- Media Production
- Modern Languages--French, French International, German, German International, Spanish, Spanish International
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Take courses like:
- Literary Theory and Criticism
- Literature and Science
- Literature Across Borders