Degree Description

Offered as a major and a minor

Related Academic Programs
communication, English major with secondary education certification, creative writing minor

English Major

Was it Churchill who said something about studying English while others were studying … something else? And he won the Nobel Prize! Among other accomplishments. Whether it’s your mother tongue or your second (or third) language, if you can learn to write, speak, and analyze with aplomb, you will have a leg up in any career field and throughout life.

Outside of English Class

Outside of Class

Opportunities abound to express yourself through the written word. Lighted Corners literary magazine is an annual publication of art, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography by Mount St. Mary’s students. The international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, promotes literature, language, and writing—the trifecta!

Resources for getting a job with an English degree

Career Crossing

The Career Center is a terrific resource as you consider life after college. Stop by to learn about resume and internship workshops, career fairs, and opportunities to meet employers.

Mount graduates with English degrees

After You Graduate

What can’t you do with an English degree? Including these professions:
  • writer
  • editor
  • journalist
  • publisher
  • lawyer
  • teacher
  • public relations
  • advertising
And work for entities such as these:
  • daily newspaper
  • magazine
  • publishing house
  • content marketing agency