Taylor's English major offers more than the write training...

With a degree in Creative Writing, Literature, or English Education from Taylor, you will be prepared to work as a writer, lawyer, librarian, journalist, teacher, publicist — and more — in a variety of fields such as education, law, journalism, marketing, music, public relations, or even government. You will have developed skills in critical inquiry and analysis, storytelling and communication — skills that can propel you ahead of others.

During your time here, you will have the ability to gain lots of hands-on experience as well as the opportunity to study abroad. You can attend and present papers at conferences, study at Oxford or tour London, work on the staff of the annual literary magazine (Parnassus), and tutor in the Writing Center.

But that is not all you get when you receive an English degree from Taylor University. You will also receive encouragement, challenges, and mentorship from peers and talented, experienced faculty who are dedicated to seeing you grow.

See and hear for yourself

Dr. Nancy Dayton discusses the English program at Taylor University

"The professors want you to succeed. They see difficulties and circumstances as ways to serve their students and to honor Christ. They want to watch you grow and succeed and learn...you won't find that anywhere else."Britney

Dr. Nancy Dayton, Chair of the English Department, talks about the opportunities students have to explore at Taylor in literature, creative writing and English.

Nate discusses his views on literature majors.Nate, an English Writing major says, "Many people that struck me as intelligent were literature majors." Listen to Nate's story.

Dan Bowman discusses the broad opportunities you will have if you study creative writing at Taylor.Dan Bowman, English professor, discusses the broad opportunities you will have if you study creative writing at Taylor.

Bailey discusses how Literature teaches her how to think.Bailey, a Literature major, "Literature teaches me how to think." - Listen to Bailey's story.

English news

Indiana's Poet Laureate Among Featured Guests at Literary Conference

Published: February 23, 2017

The 2017 William A. Fry Undergraduate Conference on Literature and Writing will be held March 2 – 4, on the campus of Taylor University. The conference includes keynote speakers and a book fair, highlighted by student presentations during which the participants will present work alongside colleagues and peers from a number of institutions of higher learning.

Taylor English Professor to Host Book Signings

Published: November 23, 2016

Taylor University Associate Professor of English Dr. Mary N. Muchiri and her husband, Dr. Humphrey W. Muciiri, will host two book signings to promote her newest book You Have Been Chosen: The Identity of an Adopted Child.

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