Make Your Mark on the World

English Major

Among the most commonly spoken languages in the world, English is the language of media, the internet, business, science, computers, diplomacy, tourism and more. Command over the English language does more than give you culture and style – it opens up a world of possibilities for your future.

Why Choose English at SU?

Salisbury University’s English major prepares students not only for the workplace of today, but the workplace of tomorrow, graduate school and lifelong learning. We cultivate visionary thinkers with a wide range of courses – from analyzing Medieval literature to the strategies of digital media.

As a Salisbury student, you could take part in the following opportunities:

  • Contribute to and edit a literary magazine
  • Attend on-campus events such as Writers on the Shore, featuring world-renowned writers
  • Enter the SU Student Film Festival
  • Study abroad, including places like London, Ghana and Iceland
  • Take up variety of internships

Our department may be housed in a small city, but our outreach is truly international: Our graduates have taught English abroad in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. We are also home to one of most distinguished academic journals worldwide, Literature/Film Quarterly.


At SU, students may complete the liberal arts English major in one of seven unique ways to bring their words to life. From creative writing to teacher certification, we will put the pen in your hand and help you write your story.


Writing and command over the English language are prime skills for any job, and a true writer knows that the best way to reach others is often through words. With our English program, you can make your mark on the world as a:

  • Book Reviewer
  • Journalist
  • Literary Agent
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Research Assistant
  • Screenwriter
Meet Logan – English Major

Meet Logan – English Major

Hear about the diverse ways of thinking and the many opportunities for creativity within the English major.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

At SU, you can be assured that you are learning from masters of the craft. Our professors are active scholars in their fields and publish books, articles, essays and anthologies. They present their work at academic conferences, give readings across the country and are active in their communities. With the instruction of our faculty, SU English majors have won national fellowships.

Beyond the professional use, I think that an English major, in almost every field we teach within our department, helps you understand the reality of other people’s lives.
Dave Johnson, Ph.D. Department of English Faculty

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