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.

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Expanding Horizons

The Interpreter Training program fully prepared me to have fluent conversations with members of the Deaf community. As a student, I was able to interpret in a wide range of settings such as medical, church, theater, and even on the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis!
Ashley VanCamp '15, Admissions Counselor

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: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $8,000 to $16,000 per year.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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