The opportunities for today's English major are endless. Majoring in English, students learn to write clearly, analyze carefully, and think critically. These are life skills in today's job market, which makes the English major highly employable.
At Minot State University, English majors learn these skills with the benefit of engaged, passionate, and focused faculty to guide them through their studies. A newly designed English curriculum highlights the strengths of faculty members. The curriculum focuses on core and foundational courses-like literary criticism, surveys of British and American literature, and a multi-genre writing course - and includes a variety of topics courses so that students can tailor a program to their interests.
- BSE in English: For those who want to teach at the secondary level. Minot State was founded as a Teacher's College in 1913 and teacher education remains a pillar of the university. English and Language Arts teachers are in high demand in North Dakota and across the country. With a degree in English education, students are armed with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful wherever life leads.
- BA in English: For those who want to do...well, anything! An English degree prepares critical thinkers and strong communicators for careers in business, writing and editing, publishing, information technology, advertising, non-profit organizations, media, or law. Many Minot State graduates in English continue on to graduate school.
Benefits to Students
- Experience low student-faculty ratio
- Pursue internship opportunities
- Engage in community projects
- Develop creative writing skills
- Experience the literature of diverse cultures
- Participate in faculty research
- Collaborate with your peers in English Club and the English international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta
- Attend the annual Sigma Tau Delta national conference and have the opportunity to share your work on a national scale
- Explore new viewpoints, ideas, and truths
From MSU English Majors:
"Literature gives you knowledge of the world around you: past, present, and future. It also helps you figure out who you are and how you fit in the world."
"I like the diversity of the English program as there are many wonderful courses to choose from. I wish I had the time and money to take them all! I also like the ‘brotherhood/sisterhood' feeling amongst us in the English Department."
"If you want a challenge, if you are really interested in getting to know the roots of civilization-be an English student. We cover everything! History, Lit, Science-it's all in there somewhere!"
"MSU boasts an excellent faculty and a reasonable tuition fee. The English department, specifically, instructors with all different backgrounds, giving you a huge knowledge base to learn from."
"I'd recommend English classes or major/minor in English because being able to communicate better is so useful to any career or endeavor."
The English Program is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed.
Dr. Robert Kibler
Coordinator, English Program
Professor of English
Division of Humanities
Phone: 701-858-3876 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3876