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Consider an English degree
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English prepares thinkers, readers, and communicators for a variety of careers. The versatility of the degree makes it a good fit for law, scholarship, publishing, advertising, or making your way down your own creative path. Course emphases include literature, cultural studies, creative writing, education, and professional writing.

Regardless of the emphasis, in keeping with the development of agile, mobile, and analytic skills, the program goal is to encourage intellectual curiosity and engagement, active critical consideration, and philosophic vision. In effect, students and faculty open the critical doors of perception together. 

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with a degree in English earn a median annual wage of $56,000. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your English degree

Experienced faculty
Our excellent faculty have national scholarly reputations. But we also roll up our sleeves and immerse ourselves in the work of the campus and the Minot community. We regularly host events like poetry readings, writing workshops, literary conferences, and writing contests to celebrate the language arts in all its forms.

Future outlook
The opportunities for today’s English student are endless. As an English major or minor, you will 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 and makes the English minor pair well with any career field.

At Minot State, English majors learn with the benefit of engaged, passionate, and focused faculty. 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. English education majors also prepare for teaching at the secondary level.

Learning with us
As an English major, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop critical and creative writing skills.
  • Experience the literature of diverse cultures.
  • Work with faculty who are active in scholarly and creative research and publication.
  • Participate in a community, socialize, and collaborate with your peers in English Club and the English international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, with opportunities to publish, present at conferences, and participate in a variety of English events that take place on campus.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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