English – Read. Write. Relate.


What can you do with an English major?

English studies develop skills in communication and critical thinking highly sought in a range of professions. Our graduates work in editing, teaching, human resources, library and information science, ministry, law, and positions in business, non-profits, and the arts.


Undergraduate Programs

Students may complement any of the above majors with a minor, below, in a different area of English studies.

Thinking about continuing English Studies?

Valparaiso University offers an incredible and affordable way for students to enroll into graduate studies during their final undergraduate year. Check out our Early Entry programs for current undergraduate students.

Publications and Projects

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Did you know

  • Over a third of our students go on to graduate programs.
  • English majors are hired at the same rate as graduates in business.
  • On average, English majors double in salary by mid-career.
  • Over 90 percent of English majors are satisfied with their jobs.

Contact Information

Carter Hanson, Chair
College of Arts and Sciences, Rm. 220
1400 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219.464.6964

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