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Do you want to learn more about the power of stories and rhetoric, and how to interpret complex material and write about it in compelling, meaningful ways?

English majors develop critical thinking and writing skills that open paths to multiple professional fields: public relations, publishing, marketing, technical writing, human resources, law, teaching and the fine arts. Many careers involve analysis; persuasion; and clear, adaptable writing.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

If you would like to complete the English degree at Ohio State Newark, plan on taking a mix of in-person and online courses, some of which are offered by faculty from the Mansfield campus. This campus partnership provides students with more course options as well as opportunities to study with more of Ohio State’s expert faculty. If you plan on transitioning to the Columbus campus to finish the English degree, see the department’s full list of courses.  

Major specializations

English majors tailor an academic path for themselves by choosing a specialization based on their interests and career goals. Regardless of where you intend to finish your degree, faculty and academic advisors on campus are more than willing to discuss specializations with you. 

At Ohio State Newark, students can choose from these specializations:


The Department of English offers several minor programs. The minor in English can be completed entirely with in-person courses at Ohio State Newark while others may be started here. These minors strengthen any major, signaling that students have gained skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. 

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What can I do with an English degree?

More than you might think!
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The Writer's Studio

The Writer’s Studio is Ohio State Newark’s resource for writing help.