The English Studies major
consists of a common core of 13 credits designed to prepare students for advanced study in one of four concentrations: Literature, Linguistics, Writing, and Integrated Studies concentration that combines all three. In addition, we offer minors in literature, writing, and linguistics, a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and a certificate in Professional Writing. Our goal is to give our students broad exposure to all areas of the English language.
Graduates of the English Studies program
enjoy a variety of professional opportunities. Past graduates have gone on to graduate school, law school, into publishing, technical writing, and the one-year WOU Masters in Teaching program (MAT), as well as a variety of jobs in any career that requires strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.