What will I learn?

English majors at Western New England University learn to write and speak effectively as they develop awareness of the ethical, moral, cultural, historical, and social issues that are embedded in both traditional and underrepresented literatures. They graduate prepared to enter a variety of academic, educational, corporate, or government settings. Furthermore, as they analyze texts and develop skill in reasoning, conducting research, and formulating clear arguments, they broaden their perspectives, increase their intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation, and identify themselves as active, lifetime learners.

Career Opportunities

Because English majors graduate with writing, speaking, and analytical skills that have been developed through four years, they are highly desirable job applicants in a number of areas. Our graduates have been successfully employed in primary and secondary schools, in writing-centered professions, and in a variety of business settings. Some have continued their studies in English or communications, completing master’s and doctoral degrees. Law schools look for English majors because they want students who have learned how to think critically, articulate their ideas clearly, and summarize complex issues succinctly. English is a perfect major for those hoping to complete the University’s 3+3 Law program (which enables students to complete both undergraduate and law degrees in six years). A number of our majors have received law degrees and are now practicing that profession.

Writing skills can lead directly to employment in a number of other fields, including journalism, public relations, and technical writing. Many newspaper and magazine editors say they look for English majors because they have been taught how to write for various audiences. Many companies are hiring English majors for technical writing jobs because English majors are taught how to translate ideas and instructions into language that a general audience can understand. Grant writers are needed in all areas: for academic research, political foundations, and corporate development. The English degree can create significant opportunities in the world of professional writing when coupled with an internship or two.

Additionally, many businesses seek to hire English majors for entry-level positions because they are capable learners who have highly developed analytic skills, broad backgrounds, and excellent communication skills.

Program Objectives

The English faculty engage students in learning experiences structured to help them develop the following:

Flexibility and Good Judgment

Our students learn to recognize and appreciate different experiences, other cultures, and new points of view. They also learn to examine evidence carefully and to make informed value judgments.

Breadth of Perspective and Depth of Knowledge

Our students examine the literature of different eras and cultures, relating the creative representation of human society in literature to the broader contexts of history, philosophy, and cultural change. They also deepen and enrich their understanding of at least one literary tradition and are encouraged to pursue more advanced study in particular areas of interest.

Ability to Analyze and Synthesize

Our students use critical thinking to analyze texts and situations, breaking them down into manageable “pieces.” They also seek patterns, make significant connections, and reconnect the parts they analyze into meaningful wholes.

Ability to Learn and to Share Learning

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$37,700.00 (27,96,736) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1215 Wilbraham Road,

SPRINGFIELD,

Massachusetts,

01119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

For international students

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

Undergraduate students can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:

TOEFL - 79 IBT

IELTS - 6

PTE Academic - 53

STEP Eiken - Pre-1

iTEP – 4

Duolingo - 105 DET

Admission is on rolling basis.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Western New England University

The WNE campus is spread across a spectacular 215-acre area and was voted number 11 on a list of the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall.

  • 90% of graduates are in jobs or further study
  • WNE University has over 70 clubs and groups for students
  • WNE boasts a 4,500-seat multipurpose, outdoor sports stadium
  • USD 90 million has been invested in new campus facilities