Reading, Writing, No Arithmetic!

English studies focus on interpreting and analyzing the interrelated roles of writing, literature, language, and publication in the arts, culture and society. Rather than leading to just one defined job or career path, majoring in English provides you with a foundation of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills to enter a wide range of career fields: publishing, creative writing, college teaching, the law, public service and government, library/information science, business, and arts-related professional writing, and many more.

What Will I Study?

As an English major, you'll engage with texts and media from a wide range of eras, places, and peoples, depending on your individual areas of interest. The texts you study might include novels, comics, speeches, film adaptations, blogs, games, fairytales, spoken word performances, nonfiction writing, poems and lyrics, scripts, advertisements, social media messages, and other forms.  

What Are English Graduates Doing Now?

Ferris English grads have gone on to become attorneys, college English instructors, international aid and development consultants, novelists, editors, director of marketing and social media, curriculum developers and online content writers. English studies at Ferris also prepared program alumni to enter graduate education programs in fields such as law, linguistics, creative writing, religious studies, and library/information science. 

For More Information

Advisor: Dr. Heather Pavletic  
Phone: (231) 591-3033
Email: [email protected]

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: (231) 591-3988

English: Ferris State University Course Catalog