English Composition

The written word is a powerful thing. Ever heard of the power of the pen? Writing comes in many different forms and it's used for a number of purposes. If writing appeals to you, consider becoming an English composition major. Are you able to read a novel and write an opinion piece with evidence to back up your opinion? Or can you write a grant proposal that will knock the socks off of the selection committee? As an English composition major, you will have the opportunity to learn how to write for a variety of audiences for many different purposes. The curriculum generally focuses on literature, composition, speaking, discussion, history, and the use of the English language.Courses are generally held in a typical classroom setting, though some may require observations, interviews, or research. Some programs may conclude with an internship Career opportunities for English composition majors are boundless. Graduates have found positions as educators, copy editors, copywriters, editors, public relation specialists, technical writers, reporters, and news analysts. These positions require many different levels of education, from undergraduate through graduate study.

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University of South Florida-Main Campus

The University of South Florida is a public research university located in Tampa, FL, offering more than 180 majors and concentrations. Ranked on multiple lists for its research efforts, USF Tampa’s Office of Undergraduate Research allows all citizen...

“…Beautiful campus with great people. Get involved! Have fun! Get out of your comfort zone!” – Jonielle from Miramar, FL

Midwestern State University

Founded in 1922 in Wichita Falls, Midwestern State University is the only institution in the state to become a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The 255-acre campus near Sikes Lakes offers 49 undergraduate programs and...

“…Midwestern State has a very nice campus, small yet spread out, with well maintained buildings and lawns. The small class sizes give students a chance to connect with their professors. It was rated the best value in the nation among public...” – Richard from Highland Village, TX

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is an institution located in the city of the same name. Founded in 1881, the redbrick university is proud of their founding mission, ‘for the advancement of learning and enoblement of life,’ which they still maintain today...