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Major in English

Read, Research,
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Your Career is Your Calling

Earn a degree doing what you love.

Literature isn’t just words – it encapsulates the intimate stories of our lives, reaching out and connecting with us across generations. Through reading, you'll learn about other cultures, experiences and realities. Through writing, you'll learn to express your own thoughts as well as bring clarity to communications of all types. From public relations to publishing to politics, you won't just find a job: you'll find a career with purpose.

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Do you like to read, want to explore words and ideas and have a creative flair? An English major could be right for you.

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Versatile

English is an excellent preparation for any employment requiring a strong liberal arts background and communication skills.

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Scholarships

More than money, scholarships can give you breathing room to pursue more opportunities like studying aboard and internships.

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Redefining the Classics

Forward-thinking, discussion-driven.

Our program seeks out not only classic literature, but new voices. In fact, we draw specific attention to women, Indigenous, Black and queer voices of different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. But it’s not just to talk at you – you’ll exchange ideas with people different from you about literature from different perspectives.

Our English Program
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Expand Your Story

At UW-Green Bay, we offer more than a degree. From clubs to studying abroad to podcasts, there are endless opportunities for you to enrich your learning, stand out to future employees and grow as a person, thinker and writer.

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Double Major

Because English is such an interconnected field, adding a major like Spanish or Writing and Applied Arts is practical and efficient.

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Widows & Orphans

Read or write? Then you're invited! Our online community is open to all who love books, literature, words and all things English-related.

Widows & Orphans
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Indented Podcast

Hear from current hosts Jordan Safranski and Emma Fay as they delve into well-known stories along with writing from our very own community.

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Forge Your Path

You have three emphases to choose from – creative writing, English education and literature – depending on your intended career.

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Get Involved

Literature comes alive when we share it with each other. Submit to the Sheepshead Review, engage in lively discussions at a book club or join Sigma Tau Delta.

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Studying abroad helps you experience different cultures and make memories to last a lifetime.

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Tom Sielaff

close-KNIT COMMUNITY

"Although the major revolved mostly around solo work, you never felt like you were working alone, because everyone in the program was so supportive of each other. The program is a place for those who never felt like they 'fit in' finally being able to have a safe and inclusive space to share their work and their story."

Tom J. Sielaff '18
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Ann Mattis, Associate Professor in English and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

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As an Associate Professor in English and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Ann Mattis is passionate about expanding our understanding of classic literature.

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