What do Toni Morrison, Matt Damon, Emma Watson, and Dr. Seuss have in common?

They all have English degrees!

The Andrews University English Department, within a framework of Christian faith and purpose, develops graduates who are competent, creative, and critical readers, writers, and thinkers, capable of a variety of careers.


2024 Nu Sigma Induction

Nu Sigma, the Andrews University Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) inducted its new members on Friday, April 19, 2024. New and existing members of Nu Sigma (along with their friends and/or family) enjoyed an evening of fellowship and food. Nu Sigma sponsor, Kylene Cave oversaw the festivities at the end of the meal. Welcome new members!

New Inductees Pictured (left to right): Alyssa Caruthers, Jenae Rogers, and Melissa Moore
Not Pictured: Jinu Kim


Alumnus Update

On a recent trip, Dr. Pittman ran into and had the pleasure of catching up with English alum, Jordan Soliday (BA English). Jordan now puts his English degree to work by serving as a lead facilitator for the MIT xPRO Technology and Innovation Acceleration Program.
Thanks, Jordan, for demonstrating the diverse ways in which an English degree leads to fulfilling employment!   


Writing Center

Improve your writing for free when you work with our very own Writing Center!

Writing Center will be open in September for the Fall 2024 Semester


Love English, but not sure what to do with it?

Peruse the following resources or talk with one of our professors.

“Dear English Major”
“My name is Alyssa W. Christensen and I’m the creator and English major behind the blog. After graduating from college, I had no idea what kind of career I wanted to pursue. (Not only did I attend a liberal arts school, but my emphasis was in creative writing, specifically poetry, which didn't exactly set me up on a lucrative career track.) My idea of what I could do with an English major was limited, and even after an internship at a publishing company, I still felt like my options were few and far between. But after some serious searching, countless cover letters, my first couple of jobs and diving into the world of freelancing, I learned that there are a ton of options out there for us wordsmiths! My goal is for DearEnglishMajor.com to be a place for current or recently graduated English students to gain knowledge and a sense of direction regarding their careers.”

“Careers After an English Major” Stanford University
Check out the list of alumni and their jobs for inspiration.

“What Can I Do with a Degree In English?” Cal Poly
Check out the list of careers at the bottom of the page…remember, these are only a few of the many possibilities.

“What Can You Do with an English Degree?” Georgia Southern University
Check out the section on “Career Resources for English Majors”

“The Norton Survey of English Majors: A Student Perspective” Norton
Check out how majors/minors feel about having majored/minored in English after entering the workforce…and whether they’d do it again.

Ruggeri, Amanda.“Why ‘Worthless’ Humanities Degrees May Set You Up for Life.” BBC, 1 Apr. 2019.

There are so many resources out there that provide guidance on how you can become employable. It takes some soul searching and time, but you’ll be glad you did!


Our English majors have gotten into the following graduate school programs—many with funding:

Duke University, School of Medicine
Michigan State University
Northwestern University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of Washington
…and many others!


Our list of Alumni include:

Communication Managers
Elementary Teachers
Free-lance Writers
High School Teachers
Published Authors
Social Media Editors
University Presidents
University Professors
Writing Consultants
…and many more!