Why be an English Major?
Consider these reasons to be an English major at Butler
- We have an excellent faculty of nationally recognized scholars
and creative writers, committed to teaching in small classes, which
makes it easy to get to know and work with your professors and
- We have a vital history: we were the first English
department in the country to provide tenure to a woman scholar, and
the first to have an endowed chair specifically for a woman
professor. We also have the oldest student-run publication in
the state of Indiana,Manuscripts, one of several journals we run,
and for which you can write or edit.
- We have a dynamic creative writing program, with six full-time
teachers-writers and one of the finest visiting writers' series in
the country. Our creative writing program is, in fact, so
successful that it now has its own house, one of only a handful of
universities nationwide with its own Creative Writing Center.
- We have a vibrant internship program, with students doing
internships with local and national publications (likeNational
Geographic), major publishing companies (like MacMillan), local
service organizations, and other exciting places like major sports
franchises (theIndianapolis Colts), congressional offices, arts
centers, and in academic administration and research.
- Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as writers,
doctors, teachers, professors, lawyers, religious professionals,
and editors. They work in marketing, and for major tech
firms. They have won national awards, publish widely, and
currently go to the some of the best graduate schools in the
country, including Yale and Harvard. In one way or another, our
graduates make a living doing what they love: writing and
- You can get the kind of education you want at Butler. The
English Department has tracks in literature, creative
writing, literary theory, and a new track in Public and
Read on. Please accept this
invitation to explore our website and discover what English at
Butler is all about.