English & Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor, Concentration
Explore the impact of the English language on literature, history, culture, and your own creative voice.
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They enable you to develop with confidence your own creative and expository voice.

As part of our Department of English and Creative Writing, you will creatively engage with past and present literary cultural achievements to better understand yourself and your own culture.

Develop confidence in your own creative and expository voice. As part of our Department of English and Creative Writing, you will creatively encounter past and present literary cultural achievements to understand more deeply your self and the world around you. Studying English literature and creative writing at Trinity prepares you for the complexities of life, sharpens your perspectives, and develops your ability to think and communicate with clarity, eloquence, and creativity. By engaging with authors and texts that have stood the test of time and by developing your own voice through writing, you will learn to navigate the intersecting stories that make up our world with both wisdom and compassion.

Alumni Perspective

“Taking a degree in English at TWU was one of the most significant career choices I’ve made. The critical thinking and writing skills cultivated in my English courses are essential in a marketplace where strong communication is critical to job success. My degree not only taught me how to read and interpret texts, but how to read and interpret the world – and that’s a skill I can carry anywhere I go.”

- Jillian Snyder ('08)

Careers in English & Creative Writing

TWU’s English program prepares students for careers in:

  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting
  • Elementary and high school teaching
  • Higher education
  • Writing and editing
  • Law
  • Librarianship
  • Public relations
  • Political advising
  • Speech pathology
  • Research