English Department

The mission of the English Department is to provide courses and programs that develop our students’ knowledge and skills in writing, language, and literature.

Being able to express your ideas well in writing and to evaluate complex material will help you stand out in any career field.

Majors and Minors

The Nebraska Wesleyan English major is a versatile program that prepares graduates for a wide variety of potential career paths.

English (B.A.): The English major provides students with fundamental skills in literary studies, writing, and the critical analysis of language and then allows students significant flexibility to choose electives that fit their individual professional and academic goals.

Journalism Minor: By completing a journalism minor, students can gain professional skills in news reporting, feature writing, photography, and mass media.

Writing Minor: The writing minor allows students to develop their skills in all kinds of writing: fiction, poetry, news, drama, non-fiction, and professional writing.

See all degree requirements.


In partnership with students in the Art Department, English students publish the Flintlock, an annual journal of the visual and literary arts.

Read the Flintlock online.


The Reveille is Nebraska Wesleyan's student newspaper. The Reveille is published eight times each semester by and for the students of Nebraska Wesleyan University. The Reveille accepts letters and guest columns as well as paid advertising. The newspaper is intended to accurately and fairly inform its readers of items of importance and interest to the Wesleyan community.

Reveille Online Edition

Careers in English

English majors are well prepared for jobs in marketing, public relations, writing, editing, non-profit administration, teaching, and business. Many of our graduates also pursue professional degrees in law, journalism or teaching.

Visiting Writers Series

Each semester, the English Departments hosts two to four visits from national or international writers. These writers interact with students within and beyond the classroom, expanding the learning opportunities for our creative writers.

Visiting Writers Series