As a Taylor English scholar, you will have opportunities to dig deeper into canonical literary works and refine the way you communicate. As an artist, you will be encouraged to experiment with your writing style and find your written voice. Through our concentrations in Creative Writing or Literature, you will develop skills in critical inquiry, analysis, and storytelling—abilities that will propel you further in your career aspirations.
You will also receive encouragement, challenges, opportunities, and mentorship from peers and experienced English faculty who are dedicated to seeing you grow. Our faculty are experts and practicing artists, passionate about sharing their love for literature and creative writing.
With a 97 percent career placement rate, the English department has connections to businesses that are eager to hire Taylor students.
Listen to Dr. Nancy Dayton, Chair of the English department, talk about the opportunities students have to explore at Taylor in literature, creative writing, and English.
English majors enrolled in the Parnassus and Relief classes spend a lot of time in the Relief room, a space in Reade Liberal Arts Center dedicated to the literary journals and English students. With a conference table, a lounge area, and shelves of books, the Relief room is an ideal space for acquisition and editorial discussions.
Some of the careers our students pursue require a graduate degree. Taylor English graduates have attended the following graduate programs:
English majors graduate as effective communicators, storytellers, and critical thinkers equipped for a wide range of career opportunities. You will be prepared to work as an author, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, journalist, teacher, publicist, librarian, editor—and more—in a variety of fields such as education, law, journalism, marketing, music, public relations, or government.
Apr 03, 2019
Taylor University’s English Department has been commended by the Academic Policy Committee (APC) after its finding the department meets and exceeds in...
Feb 26, 2019
The fourth Making Literature Conference, hosted by Taylor University’s Department of English, will be held Thursday-Saturday, February 28-March 2, on ...
Feb 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 conferenc...
Nov 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 ...