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As an english major, "you develop the insight of an artist, the analytical precision of a scientist, and the persuasiveness of a lawyer."
- Professor Maureen Moran

Enrollment Services


The opportunities for today’s English major are endless. By majoring in English, students learn to write clearly, analyze carefully, and think critically. These are life skills valuable 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. English studies at Minot State highlights the strengths and expertise of faculty members. The curriculum focuses on core foundational courses—literary criticism, British and American literature, and multi-genre writing—and includes a variety of topics courses so students can tailor the program to their interests.


The world wants English majors! According to 2010-2011 data from Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, right after graduation English and history majors reported employment rates higher than computer science majors and about equal to economics and political science majors. Another recent survey conducted by Millennial Branding and Experience Inc. (2012) finds that employers are seeking out liberal arts majors (30%) almost as much as engineering students (34%) and far more than accounting or finance students (18%).

Degree tracks

  • BSE in English: For those who want to teach at the secondary level. 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.

Why English at Minot State?

  • Experience low student-faculty ratio
  • Pursue internship opportunities
  • Develop critical and creative writing skills
  • Experience the literature of diverse cultures
  • Work and faculty active in scholarly and creative research and publication
  • Collaborate with your peers in English Club and the English international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Travel to the annual Sigma Tau Delta national conference and have the opportunity to share your work on a national scale
  • Read the world as a text
Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change.

More Information
To learn more, visit our English Program web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Eric Furuseth
Coordinator, English Program
Associate Professor of English
Division of Humanities
Phone: 701-858-3369 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3369