Exploring English

Why Major or minor in english?

English majors and minors read literary masterpieces. They study the structure of language and the history of rhetoric. They learn how to teach. And they craft their own creative works.

They also develop skills that employers demand most.

WMU English majors have a strong record of post-graduation success.

  •  83% of English majors who responded to the WMU Post-Graduation Activity survey between 2014-15 and 2019-20 were actively engaged in post-graduation endeavors, primarily full-time employment and continuing education.
  •  In 2018-19 alone, 91% of respondents were actively engaged after graduation; and of those who were employed full-time, roughly 80% were both satisfied with their jobs and in positions directly related to their degree.  

See these sources for more on the personal and professional values of majoring in English.