The field of English encompasses the study of literature, composition, creative writing, and the English language itself. Newman’s curriculum is designed to prepare students to write well and read deeply so that they may communicate effectively, act nobly, and enrich the world through language and universal ideas.

Degrees Offered See the program-specific requirements. (PDF)

Bachelor of Arts in EnglishMinor in English
Bryan Dietrich teaching at Newman University
The Newman English program exposed me to new and different ideas about how to see and understand the world. While its emphasis was obviously on how the ideas shaped literature, I was always free to explore their effects in other arenas. The program gave me a strong base knowledge that has become invaluable in my graduate career. --Janet Sutton, English B.A., Theater minor’07

Prominent Careers

Newman University English major graduates have established themselves in the following careers and many others:

  • Lawyer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Game Theorist (Department of Defense)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • English/History/Law Professor
  • English/History Teacher
  • Computer Simulation Story Editor/Writer
  • Programmer
  • Director of Photography
  • Magazine Editor/Writer/Designer
  • Counselor
  • Paralegal
  • Manager

More Information

English classes in general enroll 25 students or fewer. Students receive individualized instruction from dedicated, enthusiastic professors.

Research opportunities

Students have opportunities to serve as editors for Newman’s annual literary journal publication, Coelacanth (formerly Sheridan Edwards Review), and as co-editors for the professional journal Archaeopteryx. English majors often serve as editors and staff writers for Newman’s weekly student newspaper, The Vantage. Students also pursue Cooperative Education/Internship experiences that help them hone oral and written communication skills with a variety of local employers.