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Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and thanks for considering English as a major or minor. If you feel most alive when you are in a creative writing class, reading Shakespeare’s plays or Austen’s novels, or crafting a passionately argued essay, you might just be an English major. English is a major that turns doing what you love into the key to your future, and it’s a great minor to pair with just about any other major. English trains you as a critical thinker, researcher, and writer, all marketable skills that could take you anywhere.
Come by our undergraduate office in McClung 311; find out about our study abroad programs, sign up below; learn about the cool things our majors do by reading our “In Our Own Words” blog; or share your story on instagram at english_majors_of_utk; follow us @utkenglish on Twitter or Instagram. Better yet, take a class with us next semester and find out for yourself.
What is the major?
A major in English is 30 hours, or 10 courses, at the 300 and 400 level. The distribution requirements are simple, and you can choose from four different concentrations: Literature; Rhetoric & Writing; Technical Writing; and Creative Writing.