Prospective Students

Prospective Students
Prospective Students

WHY ENGLISH?

The study of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is about reading and writing--and much more. Students major in English at UNL to better understand the world that we live in, to develop critical thinking and analytic skills, and to write in ways appropriate to multiple contexts and audiences.

English majors study literature, but also history, popular culture, digital media, and film. They engage with these texts imaginatively, studying genre and craft in order to write novels, essays, poetry, memoirs, or film scripts. Or they might engage with these texts for the purpose of social critique, to discover the ways culture impacts our understanding of ourselves and others so that we can motivate social and political change.

Kenneth

Kenneth is an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He likes to do undergraduate research and hopes to be a professor some day.

Hannah

Hannah is an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Someday, she would like a career in the publishing industry. She was an intern with the University of Nebraska Press.

Dillon

Dillon is an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He had an internship at The Prairie Schooner literary magazine and is now the opinion editor at The Daily Nebraskan, the student newspaper. Dillon studied abroad in China. Hear why he chose UNL.

How to Apply

Let Curiosity Move you to start your story at the Department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences. With specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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