A degree in English will provide Thomas More University graduates with job market versatility, knowledge of verbal and written expression, and an edge in a culture defined by fast-paced exchanges of information. The skills cultivated by English majors remain in top demand across the U.S.
English majors may choose one of two concentrations: either literary studies or creative writing. Both concentrations allow for double majoring with another field of study. Many students completing an English degree are double majors.
Why study English at TMU?
Like every other department at the college, the English faculty value one-on-one advising and personal relationships with students. Not only do English faculty encourage individual growth by fostering mentor relationships and by assisting students as they arrange job shadowing opportunities or networking experiences, but they also offer real-world professional development by providing students with any/all of the following: publication and/or editing experience through the WORDS literary magazine, a publication that is locally and internationally renowned, tutoring experience for those wanting to develop career-relevant skills, and experiential learning at a range of local nonprofits that offer students an opportunity to interface with professionals in the local communities.