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ABOUT ENGLISH

English is the study of the written word. Those studying English critically explore the culture of literature, writing, and speech in print and electronic media. 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN ENGLISH

Pursue a passion
The English program allows students to focus on particular areas of intellectual interest, pursue electives and shape their academic careers in line with personal interests.

Client-based projects
English professor Vanessa Cozza develops valuable partnerships with the Tri-Cities community in order to incorporate client-based projects in the classroom.

Community collaboration
Tri-City Area Gaming partnered with an English course to simplify board game instructions so that they can be translated into a variety of languages.

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COURSES:

You will take courses that cover a wide range of subjects in English, which could include:

  • American literature
  • Digital storytelling
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical and professional writing
  • Research writing
  • Composition
  • Creative writing

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

(WSU Tri-Cities offers minors in English and professional writing. For more information, please talk to an advisor.)

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

The WSU Tri-Cities English program’s flexibility allows students to focus on their individual areas of interest and shape their academic careers to best fit their professional goals. Courses partner with regional organizations for real-world projects, ranging from the development of manuals and other written materials, to articles and even business plans.

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Writing
  • Humanities

CAREERS:

Career outcomes in English
Students at WSU Tri-Cities benefit from hands-on assignments and projects in partnership with regional industry including nonprofit organizations, community-wide groups and regional companies. Students graduate with the career experience to help ensure their success 

WSU Tri-Cities alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:

$45,571

Estimated salary of English alumni

Jobs held by WSU Tri-Cities English graduates:
Technical Writer | Novelist | Journalist | Teacher | Professor | Communications Specialist | Broadcast Reporter | Sports commentator

*Data provided by EMSI