Studying literature—the classics to this week’s bestseller list— expands your understanding of humanity. As you turn each page, you’ll explore the elements of craft behind compelling poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film. Wheaton’s literature concentrations span geography, time, and topics: diversity, pop culture/media, medieval/renaissance, and colonialism/postcolonialism/global. With a keen eye for detail and equipped with myriad marketable skills, English majors fill writer, editor, content creator, project manager, analyst, research, and related roles in nearly every industry from publishing and marketing to law and healthcare. They’re also well-prepared for law school or graduate study.
- English Major Major
- English Major - Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Global Literature Major
- English Major - Literature and Diversity Major
- English Major - Medieval/Renaissance Literature Major
- English Major - Popular Culture, Media and Literature Major
- English Minor Minor
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 *
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
New York 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
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