What can you do with a degree in English Studies? Our graduates are bankers, children’s authors, digital librarians, editors, journalists, lawyers, novelists, poets and prose writers, technical editors, museum curators, NASCAR publicists, science and medical writers, social media managers, speech writers, teachers, and web designers.
You get to all these places through the varied courses we offer combined with what you do outside of class. You can publish creative writing, present research at national conferences, rub elbows with famous writers at our Spring Literary Festival. Students write, edit, and design the Nomad, and Honors English students publish the annual Imaginemagazine. You can teach high school, plan for law school, or intern at the Library of Congress, a big city publisher, the Bartram Trail Society, the Sylva Herald, or Google.
WCU offers both two degree tracks:
BA in English - Learn More
BSEd in English plus a BA in English in English Studies Pedagogy - Learn More
We also offer minors in creative writing, English, film studies, Latinx studies, literature, professional writing, and teaching English as a second language. LEARN MORE