Welcome to the English Programs at USC Upstate
Major | English
Minor | Creative
"Being a true English
major is knowing a little bit about everything, always wanting to learn more and being able to use the knowledge that you have to analyze, interpret, draw
conclusions and make verifiable arguments in a way that no one else has
before." --Madelaine Hoptry '12
Students in English develop strong skills in critical thinking, analysis, written communication, research and reading--skills that are essential in a range of careers.
See this Chronicle of Higher Education article about "How Liberal Arts Majors Fare" in the workplace. What do employers want? Good Writers!
Tips for Success
English courses share common
guidelines for conducting
literature and writing
about literature. These reflect the shared rules and values of the
discipline or field of English Studies. The USC Upstate English faculty prepared the following documents to explain these guidelines. In English 300,
students learn about these guidelines in depth.
Outside the classroom
English Studies and Your Future
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my
education at USC Upstate. I have been offered so many
opportunities that I feel I would have never received in a larger university.
Many of the things that have been most influential in my thinking have been
garnered from individual conversations with professors. I cannot overstate the
influence that my English professors have had on my education. Their consistent
attention and encouragement have given me the confidence to pursue a
postgraduate degree and a career in higher education." --Beth TeVault