A degree in English prepares students to be skilled communicators who can analyze a range of situations, problems, and texts and who can offer creative interpretations and solutions. By emphasizing transferable skills, it readies them to adapt to multiple professional contexts and positions them successfully for jobs in the corporate, education, or nonprofit sectors. The flexible curriculum includes opportunities for studying diverse literatures; professional, creative, and scholarly writing; literary theory; and the development of the English language. In addition to traditional coursework, students are encouraged to incorporate an independent study, internship, or study abroad experience in Ireland or London into their major or minor. As the home of the national literary arts magazine Freshwater Review, the program also provides opportunities for students to learn magazine production and gain valuable editing experience.