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Graduates in the past seven years who received the "Outstanding Student Teacher Award” by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.
Scholarships available to Department of English students.
Dedicated faculty at the three branch campuses: Stevens Point, Wausau and Marshfield
Titles published by student-run Cornerstone Press since 1984. Cornerstone operates with support from the Department of English.


Eugene Katz Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. John Coletta, Professor of English was the recipient of the Eugene Katz Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Award in April 2019.  Dr. Coletta retired from the English Department after 30 years of dedicated service in June of 2020.
University Scholar Award Recipient, spring 2019
My research springs from my teaching and projects that I am passionate about are sharpened by working with students on similar topics.  My research methods become their research methods and together we engage in dialogue and sustained inquiry.

Nurture your communication and critical thinking skills: pursue an English degree at UW-Stevens Point

The English major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers you a strong liberal arts education in language and literature, which fosters communication, critical reading and critical thinking skills. The program of study is flexible, and our curriculum is a productive balance of tradition and innovation, offering, on one hand, a relatively traditional framework of period requirements in American and English literature and, on the other, cutting edge approaches to literary study. Students may choose our writing minor, with its wide range of courses in creative writing, biomedical writing and professional writing.

English faculty inspire students

English Department faculty at UW-Stevens Point pride themselves on the attention they give individual students to help them further and widen their interests, develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. Class sizes are kept small and advising is tailored to the needs of each student. The English Department offers a range of student-centered activities, from career workshops to speakers’ groups. The Writers’ Club gives students the opportunity to discuss their work and to publish the best of it in the outstanding student-run literary magazine, Barney Street.

Post-graduate opportunities

Typically, English majors who graduate with teacher certification find teaching positions, even in difficult economic times. Non-teaching English majors will discover what many already know: the English major is highly adaptable. It gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of literature and refine their interpretive techniques, and enables them to develop critical thinking and communication skills they can apply in any occupation. Potential fields include advertising, public relations, insurance and publishing. The English major is also highly regarded as a pre-law track and as good preparation for an MBA program. The possibilities are endless.

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