Students today have many options when it comes to their future in higher education, so we hope that you will strongly considering applying to Howard, where you will find the best and the brightest of faculty, students, and staff.
As an English major at Howard, you will come to know what we know—that there is no school quite like Howard and that there are so many things you can do as a strong reader, writer, and critical thinker. You will also come to know that writing and the study of literature empowers awareness, or as W.E.B. Du Bois has put it, "broad sympathy, a knowledge of the world that was and is and our relation to it." The Department of English will help you acquire that awareness, develop and hone critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, participate in intellectual discourses, and prepare you for careers in writing, teaching, law, and publishing among others. In short, upon successful completion of the requirements for the degree in English as a major or minor, you will be intellectually equipped to meet the demands placed on you as a contemporary educated person as well as to share your knowledge and ideas in a post-graduate arena, be it graduate school or the workplace.