The most commonly spoken language 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 program cultivates 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
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.
Students in the English minor must complete four courses in the department beyond the courses used to fulfill General Education requirements (ENGL 103 with a C or better and the General Education literature course). At least three of the English courses beyond ENGL 103 used for the minor must be taken at SU, and a minimum of three courses must be taken at the 300/400 level. A grade of C or better is required in courses for the minor.
For a more in-depth study, SU also offers an English major, which has seven tracks, including creative writing, film and literature. Students may not use courses to satisfy requirements in both the minor and major programs of study in English.