English

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
I chose the English program at Newman for many reasons but primarily because it offered something that I can employ in my career as well as my outside hobbies: ideas. I was not only invited to get creative with assignments--I was required to do so in a manner that shaped my thought process to fit outside the box. The faculty served as outstanding mentors and guides throughout my literary studies and they continue to inspire me even after graduation. --Aaron Sullivan, English B.A.’09

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.