- 1 Even though the job market is constantly changing, one thing never changes - the need for effective writers and communicators.
- 2 Regardless of your major, minoring in English is a great place to begin developing the writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills you will need to succeed in your career.
- 3 According to The Princeton Review, “A working knowledge of literature is an invaluable component of any liberal arts education. It is tremendous preparation for a future in law (or any professional training that requires interpreting written material), journalism, publishing, graduate studies, and just about anything else.”
Careers in English
- Advertising Executive
- Web Editor
Alumni Graduate Schools
- University of Notre Dame
- Northwestern University
- Purdue University
- Indiana University
- DePaul University
- Valparaiso University
Why Study English at Saint Joseph’s College?
Although our English minor is designed to equip students with strong writing skills, analytical skills, and literature knowledge, English minors are given a lot of freedom. After taking two required introduction courses, SJC English minors may choose to finish their minor with any of the other Department of English courses, including classes in creative writing, journalism, American literature, British literature, and more. As a result, English minors can tailor their minor according to their needs and interests.
English students often staff our two department publications - Measure, a creative arts magazine, and The Observer, our student-produced campus newspaper. Internships are also available. SJC English students have recently held internships with Franciscan Health - Rensselaer, Robinson Memorial Library, the Prairie Arts Council, the Rensselaer Public Library, Green Alternatives, Inc., and Vandon House in London.
Twice the Knowledge
SJC’s Core Program has proven to be advantageous for our English students. Because our Core Program is writing-intensive, our English minors actually earn 63 credit hours of reading and writing knowledge. Core also gives English students the opportunity to better understand the cultures of those who have written the literature that they study.
Faculty and Class Size
SJC English minors work closely with professors who have published articles, fiction, and poetry in a variety of respected journals and magazines; these professors help and encourage their students to do the same. English students have direct access to these experts in classes ranging from 10 to 20 students, which helps English minors develop as both writers and thinkers.