About English

Our English department helps you turn a passion for literature into preparation for your next step. Whether you are interested in traditional course offerings such as Milton (taught by the College’s Provost!) or in creative writing workshops taught by a two-time-published novelist, our wide variety of classes offers something for every literature lover. You’ll get a solid foundation in reading, writing, and critical thinking – skills that nearly 70% of employers are seeking!

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14 of Georgetown College's 35 recent Fulbright Scholars were English majors


Creative Writing professor Dr. Steve Carter has published two novels


Dr. Burch regularly takes her students on May Term field trips to Ireland to study Irish Literature

Program Requirements

36 hours for major; 18 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

"My English classes prepared me to talk about and learn about ANYTHING, which is a great thing for someone now working in a quickly evolving field."

 - Gina Putthoff, '05

"It took something I liked - reading - and gave me more things to read, more ways to enjoy it, and an understanding of what makes this thing I like so enjoyable. It took reading and brought it to life."

 - Angela Nienaber, '16

"I use my degree in my current job, where I write, proofread e-mails, and answer grammar questions. I have met some of my best friends and mentors through the English program, and some of my best memories have been being around other English majors and my professors."

 - Kate Doctor, '16

“When I stepped on campus as a freshman, I did not know a single person. When I graduated, I had a family.”

 - Nate Smith, '98

“As an English and Communications double major, l honed the writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills that made me a lifelong learner and launched my career. The President and CFO at my current university were both English majors as well."

 - Dr. Brooke Barnett, '93

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Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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