- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose English?
FSU's English major provides students with in-depth opportunities to develop and refine their communication skills, to develop critical thinking and analytic skills, and to write in different styles for different purposes and audiences. The English major also leads students to explore a wide variety of cultures, perspectives, and human dynamics through the study of literature.
The English major is taught by a large and outstanding group of faculty. They include award-winning 'master teachers,' published and award-winning authors, and faculty who bring experience in writing for business and industry. Some of the faculty are recipients of the coveted Fulbright Fellowship and have taught in universities abroad. Many faculty work closely with students throughout their undergraduate careers, and they mentor students in undergraduate research, or special projects.
The English major prepares students for a wide array of career opportunities. Many English majors enter the workplace immediately after graduation, working in business, publications, industry, public service, government, teaching, or the communication field. Their strong communication and analytical skills allow them to be flexible, adaptable, prepared to perform, and (once they have learned their employer's particular culture and business) able to advance into management and leadership positions. Other students go on to advanced study, and an English major is excellent preparation for graduate or professional study in such fields as law, business, education, or a variety of liberal arts disciplines.
ADVISOR: Dr. Heather Pavletic
EMAIL: [email protected]
Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
To reach the minimum 120 credits required for this degree
Any aproved minor, except teacher education minors, is allowed. Students should consult with their major advisor for appropriate minor selection.