English is centered around discovering, interpreting, and creating meaning.
Effective writing and clear communication are fundamental skills in almost every field. English majors thrive in diverse careers where ideas, analysis, and communication matter, including publishing, advertising, digital marketing, editing, creative writing, law, public relations, journalism, research, technical writing, education, government, and public policy.
At Viterbo, English majors develop, practice, and perfect their writing and research skills in small, vibrant classes with talented faculty. English majors are also encouraged to participate in student-led publications, including Viterbo's campus newspaper, the Lumen, and its literary and visual arts magazine, Touchstone. In addition to these valuable internship opportunities, English majors create a senior capstone project on a topic of their choosing. Viterbo’s English majors have gone on to pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, literature, creative writing, library science, and more.
Write for student-led university publications
Undergraduate research opportunities
English Writing (Minor)
English Literature (Minor)
English Language Arts (Minor)
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Humanities and Languages
Brittney Greeno ’11
Faculty Focus: Q&A with Jackie Herber
Timothy Metzler ’13
The staff of our student newspaper, Viterbo University Lumen, and faculty advisor Jackie Herbers hosted a