Why study English at Missouri State?
As an English major at Missouri State University, you will have the following opportunities:
- Develop critical and analytical thinking skills
- Learn to write clearly and concisely in a variety of styles
- Explore great literature
- Expand your research abilities
- Find opportunities to publish your written works
Be the author of your future
You like to write, read and analyze, or perhaps you’d like to teach literature and language. An English degree from Missouri State will prepare you to do all this, and more.
As an English major, you can focus on:
English education: Prepare to instruct students in the language arts.
Creative writing: Learn more about writing fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction works.
Literature: Prepare for graduate study (or one of many careers) while receiving a quintessential liberal arts education, reading widely in both the classics and the contemporary while learning to write on a sophisticated level.
Professional and technical writing: Train for a career in writing, editing, publication production, web design and project management.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Learn to help others become proficient speakers or writers of English
Unlock the potential of effective communication and top-notch critical thinking
Students pursuing other majors at Missouri State University can also add a minor in many of the listed areas, as well as folklore and linguistics.