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About the English Degree Program

On Campus

English majors study and examine the deepest roots of language and note its features, characteristics, and changes throughout time. Students study the context and content of written and oral works such as pieces of prose and poetry, commentaries and speeches, and plays and films, and are able to discover truths and commonalities within those time eras. They are able to organize thoughts and ideas and present them in a clear and effective way. Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are also able to learn under award-winning faculty members who mentor, offer insight, and encourage scholarship and creativity. An English major is for those who enjoy literature, writing, and learning under professionals every day.

English Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

English, Bachelor of Arts


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Ashley Shaffer

“Everyone at UNK is very open and friendly, which helps create an environment in which you feel comfortable being yourself. It also makes it easy to quickly find a close group of friends.”

Ashley Shaffer


What can you do with an English Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that English graduates work for.


  • Technical Writer
  • Producer
  • Copy Writer
  • Poet, Lyricist, and Creative Writer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Editor
  • Court Reporter

Related Programs

English - Writing Emphasis English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Theatre - Bachelor of Arts