Studying English at Shippensburg University prepares you for any kind of career that involves:
- Textual analysis
- Information and content management
- Critical thinking
- Clear and convincing writing skills
- An appreciation for creative expression
More than preparing for a profession, studying English allows you to work closely with accomplished faculty in a field that is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Students have opportunities to meet with distinguished visiting writers, editors, filmmakers, and scholars. The study of language and literature at Ship provides our students with skills that never go out of fashion, skills that continue to develop, nourish, and preserve the legacies of human cultural expression now and for the future.
Students become proficient in online research methods, digital literacies, and multimodal learning. The Department of English has a computer lab, located in Dauphin Humanities Center, specifically equipped for writing instruction and web design. Our students develop their skills in writing and research through a rich array of online resources available through the university's learning management systems and its academic databases.
Ship students undertake individual projects via undergraduate research grants, independent study, and on- and off-campus professional internships, or present their work at regional and national conferences.