Why English?

English majors gain a diverse range of profession skills that are highly valuable in today’s job market. The ability to read and write critically, analyze texts, and communicate effectively are all skills that are highly sought after by employers. In addition, English majors learn to think creatively and independently, which helps them succeed in any field they choose to pursue.

English majors at Schreiner University also have the opportunity to study a diverse range of texts and authors, which helps them gain a deeper understanding of human nature and the complex world we live in. This knowledge is useful in any profession, as it allows English majors to understand and to communicate with people from all backgrounds.

Furthermore, an English major is a great way to explore different career options. Graduates with a degree in English have gone on to successful careers in fields such as education, law, religion, marketing, journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations, and management, among many others. The skills and knowledge that you will gain while studying literature and language at Schreiner University are transferable to a wide range of industries.

In short, the English major at Schreiner University is an excellent choice for incoming college freshman who want to gain valuable skills and explore diverse career options. It’s an interesting, challenging and rewarding choice that will help you succeed in today’s job market as you continue to study the literature you love and hone the strong communication and critical thinking skills that will set you apart from other majors.

Take a look at these program highlights:

  • Work on The Muse, the university journal of creative writing, non-fiction, art, and photography.
  • Performances and scholarly presentations by renown artists and writers through the department’s Texas Coffeehouse Series, Texas Writers Conference, and the Syers Shakespeare Lecture.
  • Membership opportunities in Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society and the Mountaineer Literary Society.
  • Annual trips to Austin and San Antonio for performances of Shakespeare by Actors from the London Stage
  • Travel abroad to literary locations of note in England, Ireland, and other locations.


Annie Culver
Annie Culver
Assistant Professor of English
Academic Affairs
A.C, Schreiner 203

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