Why Study English

Consider the value of getting involved in the English department. It's more than just attending classes and completing assignments; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a thriving intellectual community that cherishes the power of language and storytelling. By actively participating in departmental activities, you open doors to stimulating discussions, collaborative projects, and mentorship opportunities with accomplished faculty members. You can contribute to literary journals, join writers' series, or even participate in academic research. In doing so, you'll not only sharpen your analytical and communication skills but also build meaningful relationships with your peers and professors. Involvement in the English department is a chance for you to step beyond the classroom, expand your horizons, and shape your unique literary journey. It's your story, and it's waiting to be written.

With the skills gained from an English degree you can create your own life story...

Read what recent graduates have to say about the skills they gained as an English major and where an English degree can take you.


English majors from CWU find career opportunities open to them in many different professions, including law, medicine, university and K12 education, government, finance, and technology:

Graph showing where English majors find careers

An English degree provides you with foundational human-centered skills most in demand by employers, including communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and analytical reasoning:

Foundation Skills from majoring in English

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Department of English

400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7558

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