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English & Foreign Languages

Apply your passion for writing, poetry, and literature.

Student studies in the library

Preparation for career and life

As a student in the Department of English & Foreign Languages, you will cultivate reading, writing, speaking, and research skills. You'll be prepared for successful careers and meaningful lives grounded in Christian faith and service.

English majors can choose among three tracks: creative writing, literature, or professional writing. Secondary Education is offered with either the literature or the creative writing track.

Explore our programs

Creative Writing

Apply your creativity and passion for writing to develop new stories and narratives. You'll take fiction and non-fiction courses to build a well-rounded skill set.


The English Major with a Literature Option is perfect for students that want to study and analyze the great works of literature.

Professional Writing

This option will prepare you for a multitude of careers as a professional writer. You'll be able to customize the curriculum to match your career aspirations.

Secondary Education

In this program, you will choose to follow either the creative writing or literature curriculum in addition to education courses. You will be ready to step into a secondary education classroom and teach grades 7 to 12.

The WU advantage

Experienced faculty

Our English faculty are active in their fields. They frequently publish their creative works and present at conferences.

Study the classic and modern

As an English major or minor, you'll study the great works of history as well as the modern classics.

Practical experience

Get involved with our various co-curricular activities that allow you to practice what you're learning. Write for The Yellow Jacket or Muse & Stone.

Department Overview


The mission of the Department of English and Foreign Languages is to cultivate reading, writing, speaking and research skills in Waynesburg University students to prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives grounded in Christian faith and service.

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