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If you choose a Literature major, you will engage deeply in the study of texts from different time periods and parts of the world. You will develop a sensitivity to nuances and patterns in language, an appreciation of ambiguity, and creative and critical habits that will deepen your understanding of the function and purpose of texts. You will be encouraged to develop a stronger global view through study abroad programs and your choice for elective courses. And along the way, you’ll learn professional skills that will make you a strong candidate for a variety of rewarding careers.

Program Highlights

  • An active, engaged faculty committed to student success
  • Internships at professional organizations with language-rich, challenging environments
  • Study abroad opportunities worldwide, including Alnwick Castle (England) and Mary Immaculate College (Ireland)
  • Student editing and publication opportunities in The Upper Mississippi Harvest, Kaleidoscope, and Linguistic Portfolios

Program Distinctions

  • Recent graduates have gone on to writing, editing, and brand management jobs at 3M, Gander Mountain, and Cricket Media
  • The Write Place, St. Cloud State’s writing center, employs more than 30 student writing consultants who help thousands of students each year

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Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 93% of English graduates employed
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • 90+ nations represented on campus
  • $4.8 million HD TV broadcasting renovation
  • Top 3% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Social media/brand management

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