Program Description

The English major/minor program emphasis is placed on the development of a sense of literary appreciation and judgment. All courses include writing assignments. The core requirements provide a comprehensive overview of basic materials. The elective courses allow in-depth studies of specialized areas. Through the upper level courses, students are expected to work toward a sense of real comprehension and mastery of the subject, an understanding that will provide a solid intellectual foundation in the entire area of language arts.

Student's Quote:

"Mayville State's English program provides an atmosphere where students can truly grow and learn. Students are encouraged to discover World, American, British, Multicultural, and Non-Western literature. The English department offers an excellent education, challenges students to achieve outstanding performances, and supports them in reaching for the stars."     -Julia


Mayville State's instructors in English are competent and efficient, and you can be confident that you are receiving high quality instruction. The English department emphasizes the proficiency of basic language skills needed to learn and communicate clearly.

Small class sizes provide the attention students deserve and the education for which they are paying. Students will have ample opportunities to voice thoughts and opinions in class, as well as build positive relationships with instructors.

High expectations and demands are placed on Mayville State's English students, allowing them to reap great rewards following graduation. Students will develop in-depth, thorough knowledge of the liberal arts.

Career Opportunities

  • Writing/Editing
  • Education
  • Publishing

English Majors

English Minors


  • English and Arts Club