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Studying English at Weber State

English is a versatile degree that prepares you to pursue a career in a variety of industries. While studying at Weber State, you will fine-tune your critical thinking, and your written and oral communication skills.

English Highlights

Weber State is the founder and host of the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. Students can submit their work to be shared during the conference, and hear presentations from students and award-winning writers from across the country.

Along with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Weber State's offers several ways to specialize an English degree. Depending on your interests, you could choose to major in English teaching, or pursue an emphasis in creative writing or professional and technical writing.

  

Beyond the Classroom

The English department has many active clubs and organizations, including Writers’ Ink, a creative writing club; Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society; and Metaphor, an undergraduate creative writing journal.

Megan Olsen

Class of 2017

“Small classes and dedicated professors provide the kind of atmosphere that assists students in discovering their talents, and helps them grow as writers and, ultimately, as people.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s English program lets you direct your studies toward literature or writing. It gives you the tools you need to think critically about the world around you and to engage in complex dialogue or storytelling.

Topics that your courses will cover include:

  • The structure of English
  • Fiction and nonfiction writing
  • English grammar, style and usage
  • American and world literature
  • Critical approaches to literature

What You Can Do after Weber

A Weber State English degree prepares you for careers with nonprofit, government and private organizations. It also gives you a solid foundation for pursuing graduate studies in law, business and communications.

Specific job titles of graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Journalist
  • Copy editor
  • Technical writer
  • Legal assistant
  • Speechwriter
  • Market researcher
  • Project manager
  • Public relations specialist

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for English 
graduates in the U.S. and Utah

Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Source: utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Michael Wutz

    “If you’re looking for breadth and depth, a traditional curriculum balanced and enriched with cutting-edge innovative classes — from Star Wars and Harry Potter to digital culture and deep ecology — you’d be hard pressed to find a more diverse English program.”
  • John Schwiebert

    “As experienced and imaginative readers, writers, and human beings, English majors can both thrive amid change and help to direct the course of change.”

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