English Fundamentals

English focuses on the human condition through careful study of language and literature.

Professional Preparation

A degree in English serves well as a preprofessional degree for students interested in law, public administration and business.

Interdisciplinary Studies 

The Department of English, in cooperation with other departments, offers interdisciplinary certificates in:

  • Linguistic Studies
  • Professional Communication
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive 


Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

On-campus outlets for student writing and expression include:

  • Rubbertop Review, a literary magazine
  • The Literary Guild
  • The Buchtelite (student newspaper)



Curriculum Guide


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Department of English

Contact: Dr. Mary Biddinger

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in English paves the way to careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • technical writing
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • insurance
  • marketing and sales
  • financial services
  • management
  • nonprofit services
  • government services

Career Outlook

Skills in reading and writing critically, analytically and creatively are always in demand, especially in the ever-changing workforce of today.

A&S Careers Program

Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
  • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
  • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
  • department-specific mentoring arrangements


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