Undergraduate Studies

General Information

Because gaining facility with the English language is a fundamental part of a liberal arts education today, the English department serves students of all majors at the University of Montana. The department offers a wide range of courses, each of which will help you to become a more perceptive reader and a more skillful writer.  

In your introductory composition classes you will focus on precision of language and clarity of thought. You'll learn to consider the audience for your writing.

These skills can translate to any discipline, but you might just fall in love with English. Perhaps you'll explore Irish Studies; perhaps you'll try your hand at poetry. Some of you will even choose English as a major.

You can find the catalog requirements for each concentration on the English Major Requirements page.

Students may pursue a minor in English Literature, English Teaching, and/or Irish Studies.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers the following options for English majors: