Students participate during their English class with Dr. Alissa Burger


Students develop a mastery of writing, critical thinking and researching skills. English majors gain comprehensive experience in the discipline, including classic to contemporary literature, research and writing, while also having the opportunity to focus on their particular interests and work one-on-one with faculty members who specialize in those areas. Outside-of-class and internship experiences provide students with the chance to explore a wide range of career possibilities, including public relations, publishing and library science.


English is the perfect major for students who love books and reading and want to know more about the forms, history and functions of literature. English also is a great major for anyone interested in language, writing, the history of ideas, the questions that have always challenged and fascinated humans, and in the interaction of history, philosophy, religion, psychology, art and the other major disciplines. The development of analytical thinking, evidence-based writing and editing skills makes English not only an extremely marketable major but a perfect minor for all other majors.


Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta, for students within the top 30 percent of their class and have a 3.5 grade-point average
Professional Experience: Internships
Travel Study Courses: Past study abroad destinations were Estonia, Scotland, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland and England.
Creative Expression: Harmony, the annual literary and art magazine of Culver- Stockton College, is student-produced and showcases the works of C-SC students. Outstanding student contributions to “Harmony” are recognized annually with the Guy Cooper Poetry Award and the Andrew Rutherford Art Award.


Graduates often go on to successful careers in editing, business writing and publishing or go on to graduate work in English, library science, education and law.


“The English Department has provided me with wonderful experiences both in and outside of the classroom. The creative and critical experiences I gained have shaped me as a person, as well as helped me move toward my professional and career goals.”
–Bailey Williams ’19


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