Department of English
Get a robust education
Mercer University’s English Department provides an opportunity for you to re-encounter the world of words. We will challenge you to think beyond the surface meaning of your text and to see how the world transforms with the stroke of a pen or with the utterance of a word. Our intriguing curriculum features outside of the classroom opportunities that will bring your education to life. We encourage you to intern for local companies, study abroad in exciting countries, or pursue a secondary teaching certificate if you wish to do so. When you graduate, you will have completed a robust education and experienced life-changing opportunities that will enrich your life and make you invaluable in your chosen field.
Majors and minors
- English (major and minor) — Our English degree will equip you with skills that are vital in the workplace. You will be able to analyze text, recognize patterns, apply ideas to everyday life, and discuss new concepts while you excel in your career.
- Creative Writing (major and minor) — Our Creative Writing degree will prepare you for your chosen field by teaching you how to analyze, edit, research, and write for multiple platforms.