Welcome to the English Programs at USC Upstate
"Being a true English
major is knowing a little bit about everything, always wanting to learn more and being able to use the knowledge that you have to analyze, interpret, draw
conclusions and make verifiable arguments in a way that no one else has
before." --Madelaine Hoptry '12;
Students in the English major and minor develop strong skills in critical thinking, analysis, written communication, research and reading--skills that are essential in a range of careers.
See this Chronicle of Higher Education article about "
How Liberal Arts Majors Fare" in the workplace. What do employers want?
Tips for Success
In the classroom
English courses share common guidelines for
interpreting literature and
writing about literature. These reflect the shared rules and values of the discipline or field of English Studies. In English 300, students learn about these guidelines in depth.
Outside the classroom
English Studies and Your Future
- Careers for English Majors and Minors
- Pursuing Careers in English Education
- Considering Graduate School?
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my
education at USC Upstate. I have been offered so many
opportunities that I feel I would have never received in a larger university.
Many of the things that have been most influential in my thinking have been
garnered from individual conversations with professors. I cannot overstate the
influence that my English professors have had on my education. Their consistent
attention and encouragement have given me the confidence to pursue a
postgraduate degree and a career in higher education." --Beth TeVault