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:
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.
Right from the Start
Your Career Options
- Speech Writer
- Public Relations
- 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.
Quincy was once the second-largest city in Illinois. Steamboat and railroads were also beneficial to Quincy. The city was one that did well during the Civil War and the years right after. In 1870, Quincy surpassed Peoria as the second-largest city in Illinois.