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Why English?

The Wheaton College English department's goal is that graduates will enjoy good literature and write clear, coherent prose. The department endeavors to instill within each student a knowledge of major English and American authors, together with pertinent continental and non-Western ones, and a comprehension of the various critical approaches essential to a mature understanding and evaluation of literary achievement. We consistently endeavor to discover the relation of literature to biblical truth.

Alumni Testimonials

Hear from English department alumni how their own English degree has benefited them and why they seek English majors to work with them.

Student Testimonials

Hear from current majors why they value their education and their experience in the Wheaton English department.

Career Opportunities

Discover the careers in which Wheaton English alumni have thrived and learn how the English major can prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.