The English program combines critical and creative reading, writing and text analysis designed to encourage lively and diverse class discussions. Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, the academically challenging curriculum focuses on female writers and social justice issues that impact women in addition to preparation for professions or advanced study.
Through chosen electives, you can also create an English major with a drama or creative writing track. The creative writing track includes courses in writing poetry, short fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction.
Additional Study Options
What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University
Small classes, lectures and seminars assure personal attention and encourage interactive group discussions in a collaborative environment. Creative writers participate in interactive workshops and are encouraged to publish original writing.
Internship & Professional Opportunities
Elective internships are available in businesses requiring writing, editing and other English-related skills, such as:
- Public Relations Firms
- Newspaper Offices
- Law Firms
Publishing Your Work
As a student in the English program at NDMU, you will have support and guidance from faculty in pursuing opportunities to publish your writing. Our students regularly publish their creative work in outside publications.
You can also submit your work to Damozel, the NDMU English Department's annual creative literary magazine which features any form of creative writing, art, or photography from NDMU students and alum.
Supplemental Learning Experiences
The department chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The International Honor Society in English, plans theatre excursions, lectures, literature readings and service projects.
Our English major and minors are employed in business, education, law firms, publishing companies and government agencies. Many also go on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees.
- Secondary School Teachers
- Elementary School Teachers
- Hotel Managers
- Technical Writers
- Public Relations Managers
- Non-Profit Writers
- Grant Writers
Companies and Organizations
Graduate Schools Attended by Our Majors
- American University
- University of Delaware
- University of New Orleans
- Yale University
- Catholic University of America
- University of Maryland
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas