The field of English encompasses the study of literature, composition, creative writing, and the English language itself. Newman’s curriculum is designed to prepare students to write well and read deeply so that they may communicate effectively, act nobly, and enrich the world through language and universal ideas.

Degrees Offered See the program-specific requirements. (PDF)

Bachelor of Arts in EnglishMinor in English
Newman University students in classroom
Newman University's English program teaches not only the fundamentals of Western and world literature and the structure of language with a solid emphasis on creating quality writers, but it also teaches its students how to think critically ...and creatively. The lessons English students learn about analyzing literature and their writing reaches into daily life, empowering students to transform society by encouraging them toward critical thought that examines the core of our society, helps them to solve even mundane problems creatively, and encourages them to constantly aspire to discover the sublime in even the small moments of life. --Sara (Olson) Crow, English B.A. '07

Prominent Careers

Newman University English major graduates have established themselves in the following careers and many others:

  • Lawyer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Game Theorist (Department of Defense)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • English/History/Law Professor
  • English/History Teacher
  • Computer Simulation Story Editor/Writer
  • Programmer
  • Director of Photography
  • Magazine Editor/Writer/Designer
  • Counselor
  • Paralegal
  • Manager

More Information

English classes in general enroll 25 students or fewer. Students receive individualized instruction from dedicated, enthusiastic professors.

Research opportunities

Students have opportunities to serve as editors for Newman’s annual literary journal publication, Coelacanth (formerly Sheridan Edwards Review), and as co-editors for the professional journal Archaeopteryx. English majors often serve as editors and staff writers for Newman’s weekly student newspaper, The Vantage. Students also pursue Cooperative Education/Internship experiences that help them hone oral and written communication skills with a variety of local employers.