The English major offers a rich variety of courses in literature, culture, and rhetoric that foregrounds learning from diverse perspectives. In addition to the general major, where you will see the full listing of courses to choose from, there are four concentrations, hyperlinked below, that provide options for students who want to focus on a particular area of study. Wheaton English majors become writers, editors, content creators, project managers, analysts, researchers, and more in nearly every profession from publishing and marketing to law and healthcare. They’re also well-prepared for law school or graduate study in English, Creative Writing, library science, and teaching.




97% of English majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation.*

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Associate Editor, HCPro
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Harry M. Bailey Middle School
  • High School English Teacher, Aspen School District
  • National Administrative Coordinator, Jumpstart for Young Children
  • West Coast Page, NBCUniversal

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Yale University

Wheaton English majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Gender and Cultural Studies or Masters in Children’s Literature programs at Simmons University.

*Outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 79% for the classes of 2014-2018.


Offered by the English department.