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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.



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


Student Organizations

There are several student organizations on campus that help to support and develop Technical Writing students throughout their time at Central, including English Society, Film Society, Language Society, Language in Performance and Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.


Career Opportunities

There are various career opportunities for Technical Writing majors, including: 

  • Teacher (with K-12 certification)
  • Professor (with a doctoral degree)
  • Editor
  • Copyeditor/Proofreader
  • Professional Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Novelist
  • Screenwriter/Playwriter
  • Attorney (with a law degree)
  • Journalist
  • Critic
  • Game narrative writer
  • Speechwriter
  • Grant writer
  • Research analyst
  • Non-Profit activist/lobbyist
  • Literary Agent
  • Librarian (with MLS degree)
  • Public Relations Specialist

Community Opportunities

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