Current Happenings 

9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all! 

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Contact Information

Dauphin Humanities Center, 128
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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English Department


The English Department recently hosted five alumni to speak to current English majors about their jobs. And what are they up to? A freelance content writer, an associate editor for a publisher, a PR specialist for an online web development company, a communications office specialist for a private boarding school, a teacher at a local middle school. Their stories were amazing, and they all raved about the skills they learned as English majors.

So, what are the skills you can expect to receive in this major? The ability to analyze and research to arrive at conclusions, to communicate both verbally and in writing, and to manage complex projects. These skills, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2013, just so happen to make employers’ "most desired attributes" list: good communication, decision-making prowess, and successful teamwork.

The English Department at Shippensburg University is a great place to start building the foundation for your future.Our faculty is dedicated to making your education the best possible. Each semester we offer a wide variety of courses that allow students to tailor their studies to their individual interests. Read on to find out more!