Mount Mercy University strives to provide the best English major in eastern Iowa by actively helping students find jobs with an English degree.

Through their degree in literature and writing, Mount Mercy students acquire the skills they need to succeed in a variety of careers.

Mount Mercy teaches through doing, so English degree program students have the opportunity to engage in some of the best internships in eastern Iowa.

English majors also work on campus for The Paha Review, Mount Mercy’s literary journal, and The Mount Mercy Times, its newspaper.

An English minor is also offered at Mount Mercy, and English majors often pair their degree with a creative writing minor or film studies minor. English majors and minors can be combined with a number of other majors to ensure that students graduate with a well-rounded literature degree that increases the number of jobs available to them.

Writing scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students with an interest and talent in writing. The scholarship is open to majors and non-majors alike for up to $3,000 and renewable up to four years for a total of $12,000.