"As an English major at UIU I have had the opportunity to not only develop my skills as a writer, but assist other students as an editor for the first annual Volga River Review. Through Upper Iowa, I have gained first-hand experience as an editor, which is my intended career after graduate school. Because my classes are just the right size to foster a dynamic learning environment, I also got to know other fellow English majors. We bounce ideas off of each other about future careers, story ideas, and courses that are beneficial to take."
Class of 2015
The English program develops sound technical and creative writing skills. The English major prepares students for teaching English in the elementary and secondary schools or for graduate study. In addition, the English major provides the skills necessary for careers in print or broadcasting as well as professional disciplines such as law or medicine.
Good written communication skills are vitally important for any profession. Literature is also foundational for an understanding of culture. Many students who contemplate professional careers seek an English major or minor.
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