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.

Preparing for the Future

The variety of ensembles and opportunities on and off campus provided me with valuable performance experience. For Music Education, I worked hands-on inside the classroom and I can honestly say I feel prepared to be a music educator in the future.
Darren Lillard '15, Music Performance and Education Double Major, Graduate Student in Saxophone Performance

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: For several years now, our Sign Language Interpreters Club has been invited to sign the National Anthem at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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