The Ohio State University at Newark

English Major Concentrations

Congratulations, you have chosen English as your major! But your choices don’t stop there. In addition to the joys of analyzing literature from all over the world from various time periods, students can specialize in one of five academic areas:

Choosing a specialization allows students the opportunity to tailor an academic path for themselves based on their interests and long-time goals. It is possible to begin your English major without choosing a concentration, and the faculty and staff on campus are more than willing to discuss concentrations with students.

The Literature, Film, and Popular Culture Studies and the Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy concentrations can be completed at Ohio State Newark’s campus. The remaining concentrations can be partially completed on Newark’s campus.

For more information on concentrations, talk to your advisor or contact Dr. Rob Hughes, English Coordinator, at