A Major for Everyone

You love to read. Or maybe you love to write. Or maybe you love both and want to help others learn to love them, too. Or maybe you just want a major that will open many doors, in a variety of career fields. If so, then a major in English is right for you. English majors have the benefit of small classes, outstanding faculty, study abroad opportunities and hands-on experience in producing a literary magazine. Our students love the passion that our professors bring to their teaching - your classes come alive with their enthusiasm! 

Get Involved

UW-Green Bay has many opportunities to get involved on campus. Join the Old Norse Reading Group, submit to Sheepshead Review or work on the Fourth Estate. There are countless possibilities! 

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Sheepshead Review

UW-Green Bay's Journal of the Arts. Our goal is to produce one journal of creative work to showcase UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff each semester. Submit us your creativity or check us out!

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Publish traditional genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, and the other fine arts. Send us your songs, your rants, your graffiti, your Twitterature, and anything else you believe to be art.

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Scholarships Available

Scholarships are offered each spring to qualifying English majors! These are just for English majors and can greatly reduce the cost of school. Making it affordable and achievable. 

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Become a Phoenix

If you are ready to explore a campus with excellent teachers, outstanding internships and research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs, then you are ready to learn about UW-Green Bay.

We invite you to take a look. We think you will like what you see. Learn More.

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UW-Green Bay's Chuck Rybak

Meet Chuck Rybak

“Although we have three separate tracks in the English major, all majors take a gateway course called Literary Studies, in which they study theories of literature and practice the kinds of writing and research specific to literary study in preparation for their upper-level coursework. Our most popular track is Creative Writing, which allows students to pursue their dreams of being the next great novelist, while building fundamental writing skills and creativity. One of our primary goals as a department is to find internships for all interested students, so let us know what your dream job is. We can help!”
- Chuck Rybak, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Dept. of English and Interim Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Honor Society - Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, was established in 1924 at Dakota Weslyan University. Its purposes are (a) to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies in undergraduate, graduate and professional work, (b) to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their surrounding communities, and (c) to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing. Learn more.

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