Why Study English at E-town?
A flexible curriculum.
As an English major, you have three concentrations to choose from -- literature, professional writing and secondary education. The English curriculum affords you great flexibility to enhance your intellectual interests and career options by choosing to take courses or pursue a minor or double major offered by other departments. You can also study abroad or take advantage of the College's many extracurricular opportunities.
Be a guest at the Bowers Writers House.
The Bowers Writers House opened in the Fall of 2010 and is especially attractive to those interested in writing. Nestled in a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac next to campus, this cozy arts center hosts writers, educators, and other notable guests—from as near as campus or from countries afar-- for readings, discussions, lectures and presentations. The Writers House presents students a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with literary geniuses—kind of like you.
Write … and be read.
Elizabethtown College offers students interested in feature writing or creative writing many opportunities for seeing their name in print. A number of our majors are editors or writers for The Etownian, the campus newspaper, Fine Print, the literary magazine, and The Conestogan, E-town's student yearbook.
Find an alumni mentor.
More than 80 English alumni volunteer as mentors, offering career advice and sharing professional connections with current students. Each year our department hosts an alumni dinner -- an excellent opportunity for our majors to meet and mingle with graduates who are now working as web designers, teachers, lawyers, writers and in other professions.
Open doors to career opportunities.
A degree in English can lead to a broad range of careers. Our graduates include teachers at every level, attorneys, directors of marketing and public relations firms, authors, freelance and staff writers for national magazines, textbook editors, business and technical writers, grant proposal writers, and many other careers which draw upon a good work ethic, social skills for team projects, and outstanding communication skills.