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.
In partnership with students in the Art Department, English students publish the Flintlock, an annual journal of the visual and literary arts.
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 Nebraska Wesleyan community.
Nebraska Wesleyan has a campus internet-radio station, known as "The Pack". Students can volunteer to host air-shifts featuring music, talk or sports formats that can be heard world-wide through the "Tune In" app. "The Pack" is student-radio by and for the NWU community. More information can be found at www.nwuradio.com.
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.