Welcome to the English Department

Why English?

The English Department invites you to furnish your mind with beauty. By studying writing and literature, you will participate in a soul-building experience. You will read widely, think deeply, and write both creatively and critically. In English courses at Northwest University, you will study texts that have shaped Western culture as well as texts that challenge that culture—and you will add your voice to the conversation.

Graduates from our English program land teaching jobs at all levels both in the U.S. and abroad; publish poems, essays, and fiction; earn graduate degrees from top programs; serve as pastors and missionaries; and work for high tech companies such as Microsoft, Expedia, and Google.

How Do I Become an English Major?

To declare as an English major, simply contact the Academic Success and Advising Center (advising@northwestu.edu).

Sigma Tau Delta

Do you enjoy writing, reading, analyzing, or simply talking about literature? Consider joining Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society dedicated to championing all aspects of the English discipline. For more information, click here.

The Writing Center

Struggling with a project? Our tutors are ready to help you through every phase of the writing process. Visit the Writing Center homepage to find our hours, mission, and policy.

For more information about the English Department, contact swenglish@northwestu.edu.