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An English degree that prepares you for the practical world.

Professional preparation that matters

Mount Mercy University’s Bachelor of Arts in English program prepares graduates with expert writing and communication skills urgently sought by today’s top employers. Learning how to analyze literature facilitates critical thinking, writing and communication — essential skills for most in-demand occupations.


Create a body of work fit for your portfolio.

Our faculty practice what they teach — routinely producing creative and scholarly works — and bring those real-world experiences and valuable lessons to the classroom. Faculty also work closely with students to set goals and hone skills. You’ll create a body of work fit for your portfolio, carefully vetted by instructors and class peers.

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My English major at Mount Mercy has prepared me for the real world. People ask me what I’ll do with an English major. Simply put, I can do anything I want!

Katarina Althoff ’15
Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Careers in English

Our graduates are in demand by many local employers.

The combination of critical problem solving and people skills you gain with an English degree is in high demand by employers who need flexible and creative workers, no matter the industry. Our program is specifically designed to ensure that Mount Mercy English majors are ready and able to acquire a job immediately after they graduate. Mount Mercy English majors have found work in a variety of fields, including politics, human resources, journalism, project management, marketing, sales, law, teaching, and more.

Forge your own path.

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