Department of English, Philosophy, Spanish and Humanities
English students at SMSU demonstrate an advanced understanding of literary works and effective communication through literature, business, technical and creative writing classes.
SMSU proudly offers four majors and three minors in English.
SMSU students with a degree in English enjoy careers in the following fields:
- Higher education
- Library science
- Public relations
- Secondary education
- Technical communication
Department members continue to publish books, essays, stories, and poems regularly. The English Department also supervises the work of students participating in writing internships. Internship guideline can be found at: internship guidelines.
Majors and Minors
Southwest Minnesota State University students taking courses within this department are able to major and minor in a variety of areas:
Bachelor of Science: Communication Arts and Literature/Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts: English with Creative Writing or Literature Emphasis
Bahelor of Arts: Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts: Professional Writing and Communication