Our English program offers diverse courses designed to challenge and inspire you in the classroom and beyond, providing you with adaptable skills for a changing world.
As an English major, you'll be part of a vibrant intellectual community and work closely with award-winning teachers who care about your ideas, wellbeing and success. Our department is unique in housing faculty from multiple disciplines and fields, providing you with wide-ranging perspectives, diverse skills and unique opportunities for research.
Study Shakespeare to Toni Morrison, modern forms from comics to digital writing and science in literature from medicine to climate fiction.
Benefit from smaller classes designed for discussion and individualized focus. Learn from a dynamic, diverse community of teacher-scholars.
Tailor studies to interests and goals within four tracks, including completion of the B.A. and Master of Teaching in about five years.
Highly Portable Skills
Stand out to employers in a range of fields by honing skills in communication, research, critical thinking, collaboration and more.
What You’ll Study
Some of our most popular courses include Literature and Law, Creative Writing and Introduction to Rhetoric as well as specialized courses, such as Introduction to Comics Studies, Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Young Adult Literature. We also sponsor the INK! Undergraduate Student Association, which is open to any student who loves reading and writing.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Grant Writer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Marketing Manager
- Social Media Manager
- Public Relations Manager
- Technical Writer
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $59,669
- Library Science
- Arts and Entertainment
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- Glacial Multimedia
- Kendall Press
- Penguin Random House