College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
| Department of English
Enroll in a small class your first semester: UNIV 101 or a First-Year Seminar are good options. First-Year Seminars help you meet KU Core Goal 1.
Complete KU Core Goals 1 through 3 in your first two years.
This is a good year to meet KU Core Goals 4 and 5—check out study abroad and service learning opportunities.
Departmental honors are available: Consider enrolling in ENGL 598 and 599 and completing an honors thesis. This meets KU Core Goal 6.
Take Composition (ENGL 101) and Critical Reading and Writing (ENGL 102) or Freshman Honors English (ENGL 105).
Declare your English major by the end of sophomore year!
Consider applying for an internship. English majors have access to a Blackboard module with information on courses, internships, and careers.
Seniors have a choice of several capstone courses that meet KU Core Goal 6.
Meet with the director or associate director of undergraduate studies or the advising specialist to learn about this major and plan your courses.
Get involved! We have two undergraduate reading series and two student journals, The Siren and Kiosk.
Look into the Mary Klayder Scholarship for independent research or study abroad. Deadlines are in October and March.
You can earn certificates in Global Awareness, Service Learning, Research Experience, and other areas.
Get your paper off the ground with help from the KU Writing Center!
Sign up for a tutor group through the Academic Achievement and Access Center. achievement.ku.edu
Get involved in research through the Center for Undergraduate Research.
Did you know the University Career Center has a closet full of interview clothes?
The English major offers a general track as well as two specialized tracks, creative writing and rhetoric, language, and writing.
Start applying for departmental writing awards.
Check out our British Summer Institute, London Review trip, and other study abroad opportunities!
Consider applying to graduate school or pursuing a Fulbright Scholarship for a year abroad after graduation.
Potential career paths and job titles.
Jun 05, 2015
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