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Finding your future in English

When one thinks of an "English major," what often comes to mind is the classic literature student wading through a stack of books and typing feverishly at the keys.  Which, it turns out, is a pretty narrow view of our diverse field of studies. The English Department at UW-Eau Claire is home to a wide range of diverse subject areas, all of which strive to teach students how to think critically and communicate effectively — both vital skills in and beyond college.  In addition to offering a major and minor in an array of emphases, the English Department also offers three distinct master's degrees.

Students who major or minor in English may immerse themselves in the study of film, popular culture, linguistics, rhetoric, critical theory, scientific writing, literature, technology in communications, poetry, fiction, dialects, and much more. Students in the English department are empowered to find their futures amidst our wide array of offerings.  Our dream is help to you achieve yours, to give you the keys to unlock the doors to your future.  


English Majors + Minors

The English department offers five majors, five minors, one certificate, giving the program a wide range of appeal for students with diverse interests in language, literature, writing and English education.

The right program for you

English graduate studies

In any of the three graduate degrees offered by the English department, students are both challenged and supported enough to succeed in accelerating their career and scholarship.

Grad school bound?

English Department Honors

Students who wish to take their undergraduate degree to a higher level and pursue a more rigorous educational experience can participate in the departmental honors program in English. Departmental Honors gives distinction to a Blugold English degree.

Top it off with honors

Your very own library

Few departments at UW-Eau Claire can boast their own library, but English is one of them. The Kate Gill Library and Resource Center has become a favorite place for English majors, as well as a standout academic resource.

Integral facility in English

Blugold Seminar

The Blugold Seminar is our award-winning, first-year writing program. See how it will make you a stronger reader, writer, and researcher.

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