English

Enriched learning through literary tradition.

Centuries of inspiration will guide your future as you explore literary classics. Students write their own success stories while led by published professionals. A career in publication, a pursuit to teach, or a springboard to law school, the English program is a door to opportunity.

“The English Major: In love with language and in love with life…”—Mark Edmundson, “The Ideal English Major”

Also Offering Minors in:

  • Writing
  • Literature

Your Courses

Covering courses in periods of literature, in writing, and in teaching, this program invites you to explore the English language. From Composition to Shakespeare to memoir writing, curriculum challenges students to become English experts.

A Message from the President

Welcome to the website of Quincy University, a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff committed to learning, caring, and connecting with one another and the larger world. Founded by Franciscan Friars in 1860, Quincy welcomes students of all faith traditions. The essence of the Franciscan spirit is respect for all persons and connection with all of creation. At QU you will find small, stimulating classes, with faculty and staff who know you personally and who encourage you to develop your unique talents. As a contemporary liberal arts university, our highly respected academic programs include a range of internships to help prepare you to succeed in your chosen career. Highly affordable and generous in its scholarships, QU also offers many opportunities such as campus activities, spiritual retreats, service trips, and study abroad, in addition to our award-winning athletic programs. Whatever your interest and whatever your degree program—undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional—we encourage you to visit our campus. We warmly invite you to become part of the QU family. Peace and all good (the blessing of St. Francis),  
Phil Conover, Acting President

Your Career Options

  •         Editor
  •         Speech Writer
  •         Copywriter
  •         Public Relations
  •         Journalist
  •         English teacher
  •         Law School

Active Learning Opportunities

  • Professional Development School (PDS) model for prospective teachers. You’ll work in a local public or private school, continuously connecting theory with classroom practice.
  • Practicum opportunities at QU-TV, a student-produced on-air news media, and The Falcon, the campus newspaper, advised by Quincy Herald Whig editor.
  • Internship choices at 125 corporations, many paid, as early as freshman year.
  • Public relations for on-campus events with the Communication Club.
Fun Fact: 92 percent of QU graduates are employed in professional positions or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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