What Can You Do with an English Major?

We’re asked this question all the time. Our answer: A lot. You will learn skills that transfer across hundreds of possible careers and industries—some of which may not even exist yet. Our graduates go on to work in marketing, publishing, non-profit fundraising, speechwriting, as well as in countless other fulfilling occupations.

Ashley Ford
Graduate Ashley C. Ford Returns to Campus

Ashley is a writer, host and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Somebody's Daughter, is her debut memoir.

“In this beautiful, delicate memoir, writer Ashley C. Ford recounts a childhood defined by her incarcerated father's absence...and she starts a journey toward true and powerful selfhood...” ―Elle

During the fall 2021 semester, Ashley will be participating in a series of events free and open to the public. Find out when she will be on campus.

Writing Resources

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Writing Center

Get help on getting a project started or receive feedback on something already in the works. Meet with a writing coach face-to-face or online individually or as a group.

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Writing Program

Build a foundation in writing as you transition from high school to college. All students participate in one of three tracks to meet their first-year writing requirements.

Contact Us

Department of English

Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Muncie, IN 47306

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



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