English – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Maryville English majors develop skills in the analysis, discussion and criticism of literature. They build a solid foundation with the two-semester Survey of English Literature course and a senior capstone project, but the rest of your program is tailored for your career needs. Choose from courses such as Fairy Tales in Literature and Film or Contemporary American Fiction and Nonfiction.

English majors interested in teaching can apply for an Elementary Education 3/2 Bridge Program leading to a master’s degree in education. Students contemplating teaching grades 9 through 12 must complete specific requirements in English including a professional certification.

Recent Maryville English majors have pursued careers as lawyers, high school teachers, college professors and writers. They work in the education department of an art museum, have published novels, and own small businesses.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.