The University of Mary Washington English program draws the most versatile minds of the liberal arts and sciences, challenging you to investigate the great body of English-language literature, from Shakespeare to the graphic novel, and to produce your own works of literary and cultural analysis, fiction, journalism, poetry, memoir, and creative nonfiction. Study abroad for a summer to expand your perspective, or design your own internship as you develop and apply your creative, analytic, and communication skills. The future is wide open for anyone with the linguistic and cultural competencies at the heart of the UMW English major.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
English Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 242
Knowledge Rate: 81%
Career Outcome Rate: 89%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools
- Rappahannock Review
- Wildflower Collective
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library
- Commonwealth Trading Partners
- Free Lance Star
- Yellowstone National Park
- Northern Virginia Magazine
- Merritt Academy
- Bangor University
- Elon University
- New York University
- University of Kentucky
- Northeastern Law School
- University of Central Florida
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Southern California
- Westminster Theological Seminary
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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