Prospective Students

Build valuable skills – boost your resume

You want to get a good job after college. You also want to live a full and rewarding life. With a degree from our department, you can do both.

Surveys of employers regularly find that the most valued qualities in prospective employees are strong written and oral communication skills. With majors in the fields of English, Spanish and TESOL, and a range of complementary minors, we offer a variety of options for students. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure that you get individual attention.

A degree from our department exposes students to the world's greatest thinkers and the most vital issues of our time. Apply what you learn through community engagement, study abroad opportunities, and internships. There's a lot you can do, and now is the time to get started.

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Study Abroad

Whether you’re a TESOL major student-teaching in China, or an English major studying literature in France, there are a wide range of opportunities for you to travel, and explore other countries and cultures during your time at UNI. To learn more about study abroad opportunities, visit UNI’s Study Abroad website.

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Get Published

Through our student-led magazine, Inner Weather, you’ll have the chance to publish your work for the world to see. Published annually, the magazine highlights fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork submitted by students. To submit an article or volunteer for the Inner Weather team, visit the Inner Weather webpage.

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Community Engagement

Our department is actively engaged in the Cedar Falls-Waterloo community. Whether you’re translating documents for the local government or partnering on language-learning programs with the local YWCA.

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Explore Careers

It's hard to put all the career potential we offer into one small area, rest assured that the degrees offered across our department will help  you find a rewarding and necessary career path. From positions in writing and editing or teaching in classrooms across the globe, to translating or assisting others with learning English there are endless opportunities for students in the department. Check out our majors pages to learn about specifics in each offering we have.