English: Literature

English: Literature, B.A.

The English program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point expands students' knowledge of literature and refines their interpretive techniques. It also helps them develop critical thinking and communication skills they can apply in any occupation.

Explore Career Opportunities in English

Historically, English majors who graduate with teacher certification find teaching positions, even in difficult economic times. Non-teaching English majors will discover the major is highly adaptable. Some potential fields are advertising, public relations, insurance and publishing, but the possibilities are enormous. The English major is also highly regarded as a pre-law track and as good preparation for an MBA program.

Get Involved on Campus

The English Department offers a range of student-centered activities, from career workshops to speakers’ groups, to creative writing workshops. Students discuss their work in University Writers and publish the best of it in Barney Street, an outstanding student-run literary magazine. English Club students plan and participate in events such as movie nights, game nights, open-mic poetry readings, bad poetry contests, trips to plays and other activities participants enjoy. Sigma Tau Delta, an international English Honor Society, is a service organization dedicated to promoting English-language literature in the university and the surrounding community.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Cornerstone Press is a small, independent publishing house operating with support from the UW-Stevens Point Department of English. Established in 1984, Cornerstone Press has published 36 titles to date in many genres. The Connections Project brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds and varied schools across the state using online literature circles, providing pre-service English teachers hands-on experience.

Meet Your English Professors

Faculty of the UW-Stevens Point Department of English pride themselves on the attention they afford individual students to help them further their interests, develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.  Every member of the English Department is a committed teacher and significant scholar with publications in their areas of expertise. Class sizes are small and advising is tailored to each student.  Meet your professors!

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