English

 English is centered around discovering, interpreting, and creating meaning.

 
The English department has several university publication opportunities.

Writing and effective communication are fundamental—often essential—skills that are required in almost every industry. English majors pursue diverse careers, wherever analysis and communication matter. People with English degrees often find successful careers in publishing, advertising, editing, public relations, research, education, government, or public policy. Viterbo English majors have also gone on to graduate school in law, literature, creative writing, and library science.

Career Examples
  • Advertiser
  • Social media specialist
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Technical writer
  • Professor

Program Information

At Viterbo, English majors have the opportunity to develop, practice, and perfect their writing and research skills. Students take a wide variety of courses on literature and writing. Summer research offers students the opportunity to work with a faculty advisor to create and present original research. In addition to several student-edited publications, students create a faculty-mentored senior capstone project, allowing them to delve deeper into a topic of their choosing. Small class sizes facilitate close interactions with talented faculty.

English (B.A.)

Viterbo’s English program allows students to explore the power of words and language, while discovering and refining their own voice in a rapidly communicating world. With both writing and literature emphases, Viterbo students have the opportunity to study the styles of accomplished storytellers while developing core creative writing, editing, critical thinking, research, and communication skills that employers seek.  

English Writing (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

English Literature (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

English Language Arts (Minor)

English and language arts are two of the most widely taught subjects in American schools. The English language arts minor at Viterbo helps prepare students for a career in English education. This minor is an excellent choice for educators at all levels. Having a language arts background greatly impacts the effectiveness of elementary school teachers, and it boosts the resumes of prospective middle and high school English teachers. 

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