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English Degree

The English major is a critical thinker who studies literature, language and culture as a means of understanding individual experience and society at large. Those drawn to this major enjoy reading, writing and communicating ideas through well supported analyses and dialogue.

Because our program emphasizes interpretation, discussion, reflection and writing, our students develop skills that are valuable in a variety of professions ranging from business to teaching.

Critical awareness of the world and adeptness in oral and written communication provide English majors with a lasting basis for professional success and a fulfilling life. This program promotes academic excellence and the ability to apply understanding in the larger world.

Dynamic classes, a growing department and the success of our alumni in a wide variety of fields demonstrate the relevance of our programs to the diverse and changing society.

Why Fontbonne?

Simply put, you’ll grow at Fontbonne. You’ll enjoy small class sizes in an environment that encourages participation, inclusion and discussion between you and your professors and fellow students. In a student-centered environment, you can gain confidence, discover your potential and pursue your goals.

As a Fontbonne English major, you have the opportunity to strengthen the connection between your major and a career by choosing a professional concentration in broadcasting, journalism, public relations or professional writing. Or you could pursue teacher certification if you to want to teach at the middle school or high school level.

And you don’t have to wait until your junior or senior year to get involved. All students are welcome to join the staff of the award-winning Fontbanner, the student newspaper, and Chiasma, our literary magazine. English majors can join the Association of Communication and English Students or Sigma Tau Delta, the national honor society that provides opportunities to compete for scholarships and participate in regional and national conferences.

We also offer a certificate program in Spanish, courses in American English for international students, as well as minors in communication, English, journalism and professional writing.

What can I do with my degree?

Our graduates are professors, music reporters, graduate students, lawyers, public relations professionals, writers, editors, teachers and more. The ability to read, comprehend and communicate ideas is essential in any career. English majors are attractive to employers because they can adapt and learn a variety of jobs quickly. Our students are prepared for careers in business and industry, government and health agencies, management and engineering. The choices are endless.

Our Commitment

Fontbonne University is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Through our core curriculum, students learn how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. No matter what career path you choose, an education from Fontbonne will give you the tools to succeed in both work and life.

How Can I Find Out More?

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Contact Admissions:
(314) 889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862

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