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Important Update:

Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, UCO will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.

Important resources: COVID-19 Testing | Report Exposure/Positive Test | Vaccine Information | COVID-19 Vaccination Self-ReportingVirtual Services | COVID-19 Website 

The mission of the Department of English is to provide transformative learning experiences in the multiple fields that comprise English Studies. To fulfill this mission, faculty teach students to read and think critically about texts, to write effectively and creatively for multiple audiences and in multiple contexts, and to apply best practices when teaching English in secondary and post-secondary settings. The English program prepares English graduates to be productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of our local and global communities.

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Curriculum

To see the classes that make up the English curriculum check out the degree sheet. 

Degree Sheet

Student Organizations

Several student organizations help to support and develop English students throughout their time at Central, including English Society, Language Society, Golden Pony Writers’ Guild, and Sigma Tau Delta: The International English Honor Society.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


Career Opportunities

English majors go on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communications
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Nonprofit and Arts Management
  • Online and Print Journalism
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.