Build your skills in critical reading, effective writing, and creative problem solving – preparing you for a variety of career paths
An English major allows students to experience English studies in different areas by choosing courses focusing on writing, linguistics, and literature from a range of eras and genres.
It offers excellent preparation for graduate or professional study in almost any field and for a wide variety of careers, including writing, editing, publishing, post-secondary education and student services, law, library and museum services, and podcasting. English majors’ workplaces can range from non-profit organizations and institutions to video game design companies.
Many English majors also choose to minor in creative writing, film studies or professional writing or to get a certificate in literary publishing.
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Our students have the chance to publish their work in Inner Weather – UNI’s student-run literary magazine.
Grad School Ready
Our graduates have gone on to succeed in nationally recognized graduate programs.
Making Literary History
Our department is home to the North American Review, which is the oldest literary magazine in the United States.
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Department of Languages and Literatures
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0506
Here, your education will be anything but textbook – you’ll learn by doing. Professional writing students work with clients to produce websites and promotional materials. Creative writers publish work that began as class assignments. Students also have the opportunity to attend readings by regional and nationally-known figures and even share their own work at open mics.