Whether you want to become a writer, teacher or expert multi-media communicator, majoring in English at NMU will open many doors to your future—ones you may not have even considered yet. In literature classes you will be challenged to consider matters of broad human significance. In creative writing, exposition and journalism classes you will develop your talents for expressing ideas and emotions.
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Faculty members work closely with students, encouraging interaction and lively discussion in and outside of the classroom. Immersive learning abounds. You can attend visiting writer readings; work on the nationally-known Passages North literary journal, the student-published North Wind newspaper, or the online student writing journal, The Lightkeeper; travel to and present at scholarly conferences; or intern in journalism, technical writing and editing; train for and get experience in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages.
Many employers prefer job candidates with an English degree because of their ability to analyze complex material and communicate clearly. The department boasts a 100 percent placement rate for English education graduates. Many of our other students go on to careers in publishing, technology, public relations, technical writing, advertising, law and government service, or continue on to graduate school.
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If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit