English Program (Major, minor)
Department overview • English (M.,
Writing (m.) •
Les Bailey Writers Series •
Sigma Tau Delta
What is the English Program?
The mission of the English Program is to serve students by leading them to
discover the practical importance of our cultural inheritance and advancing the
University’s overarching mission of knowledge, service and sound value judgment.
Why study English at Saint Martin's?
The program excels at providing students with friendly advisors who welcome
one-on-one conversations about writing, books, food and life. Students are given
numerous opportunities, such as professor-led
study abroad trips and membership
in Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, to develop
long-lasting relationships that will enrich the personal and professional life
of the student.
Additional benefits include:
- Participation in the yearly Les Bailey Writers Series
- Professional experience though Saint Martin's student publication, The Belltower
- Membership in the SMU English Majors Facebook page
- Internships with local businesses
- Training in industry standard software
- Creative writing retreats at the Saint Martin's Abbey's Lambert Lodge, a beautiful, restorative, retreat center on Eld Inlet in the Puget Sound
For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please
visit our undergraduate English outcomes website.
What can I do with this major?
A degree in English prepares Saint Martin's graduates for careers in such fields as:
- Social services
- Human resources
- Professional Writing
- Health Services
- Global communications
Students also can prepare for the traditional fields of secondary and higher
education and advanced study. English goes with everything!
For a complete list of professional applications,
visit whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our
What is required?
- 36 semester hours of lower-division courses
- 21 hours of upper-division courses
- Entering freshman are required to take an examination in composition skills
- Students are encouraged to augment their English classes with outside studies in language, history, the fine arts and philosophy
- Senior thesis
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of English requirements.
All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
Research / internship opportunities
- The Olympian
- Capitol City Press
Related fields of study
Communication Studies (M.) | Writing (m.) |