Program Overview

Study Shakespeare. Analyze Austen. Peruse Poe.

English majors become experts in language: using it, interpreting it, and enjoying it. Through reading, they encounter powerful ideas and memorable characters in a wide range of cultures. They build interpretation skills that they use to read the world we live in, not just books. And as writers, they are constantly learning to shape ideas, use words precisely, grow in creativity and imagination, and make an impact on others.

Delivery:

On Campus

Student-Teacher Ratio:

13:1

Honor Societies:

Sigma Tau Delta

Faculty Count:

8

Program Goals

Spring Hill College English majors will learn to:

  • Express complex ideas clearly in writing
  • Analyze and enjoy books from many different cultures and times
  • Recognize how works of literature respond to their time and place
  • Pursue an original idea through independent research and writing
  • Participate in powerful conversations about justice, morality, and humanity

Where We Work

• Nature Publishing Group, NYC
• Park Crossing High School
• Alabama Coastal Foundation
• Texas State Legislature

Career Outlook

English majors become excellent communicators with skills that are needed in a wide variety of workplaces. English majors don’t just become teachers or lawyers; they also work for publishers, tech companies, and nonprofits. They may create content for websites, fundraising campaigns, or grant applications. Our English majors have gone on to graduate studies in library science, technical writing, education, and law.

Testimonial

“Getting an English degree from Spring Hill College helped me to think critically and empathetically. The diversity of literature we read in addition to the passion and care provided by the faculty set me up not only for graduate school and my career,  but for my everyday life. I am so thankful for the colleagues, professors, and friends I met in the English program because of their encouragement to explore unique and exciting ideas in literature, creative writing, and beyond.” – Cecilia Dupepe

Faculty

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  • Robert Arbour

    Assistant Professor

  • Stephanie Callan

    Division Chair of Languages and Literature

  • Brian Druckenmiller

    Assistant Professor

  • Stephanie Girard

    Associate Professor

  • Leigh Ann Litwiller Berte

    Associate Professor

  • Catherine Swender

    Associate Professor

  • Andrew Tumminia

    Associate Professor

  • Michael Williams

    Associate Professor – Emeritus

  • Steven Almquist

    Associate Provost for Arts and Sciences; Professor

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to admit@shc.edu. We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.

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