At Shippensburg University, English majors and minors graduate with not only an appreciation for literature and the arts but also
with the skills needed to advance into a variety of careers. The English Department
provides students with skills that consistently rank highest among attributes
employers* want, including the ability to:
- think outside the box, innovate and create
- solve problems
- apply their written and oral communication skills
- appreciate diversity
- work independently as well as part of a team
Graduating with a degree in English enables students to engage in
careers in publishing, journalism, web content writing and design, public
relations, teaching, and marketing, among countless others. From small
businesses to large corporations; from local newspapers to mass media outlets: with an
English major, the job possibilities are endless.
Why English at Ship? You’ll Go Places!
At Ship, we strive to move our students out of the classroom so you can see your skills in action: through conferences, internships, tutoring opportunities, and undergraduate faculty-student
research. With our small class sizes
and close mentorship, you will learn, grow, and apply the skills you need and
graduate with confidence!
has] an inherent desire to better students and help them no matter what. - Heather Ritter, '18
you the opportunity to think critically and hone your writing skills, which are
not things everyone can do."
- Anne Long, '19|
* National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2013