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.


Building Foundations

My educational and work experiences at Quincy University combined to create a very strong foundation for me to build my career. Between my undergraduate degree in communication, master's degree in school counseling, and time working as a Graduate Assistant in Student Affairs I gained so many skills that I utilize daily in my current position and life.
Denise Drebes '11, District Manager Northeast Missouri & West-Central Illinois, Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

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: In 2014, more than 500 students volunteered a total of 4,000 service hours across seven states.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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