Department of English - Department of English - Christopher Newport University

Department of English

We write what the world reads and we read what the world writes! With that kind of sweeping connection to content, we provide the resources our majors need to open any door of interest through coursework and concentrations in literature, writing and journalism.

We place our classes in interdisciplinary minors like journalism, film studies, medieval studies, childhood studies, the digital humanities, African American studies, linguistics, and environmental studies.

Our graduates occupy almost every sector of the workforce, both nationally and internationally. For example, English alumni have the following jobs:

  • U.S. Navy contract specialist
  • Advertising writer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Attorney
  • Not-for-profit grant writer
  • Content creator
  • Pastor
  • Web designer
  • Editorial content manager
  • English teacher
  • Delegate, Virginia General Assembly
  • Library collections specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Assistant principal
  • High school guidance counselor
  • Reporter
  • Instructional technology coach
  • Account executive
  • Technical writer
  • University professor
  • Registered nurse
  • Wedding photographer
  • Paralegal
  • Communications associate
  • News editor
  • Copywriter
  • Certified public accountant
  • Air Force colonel
  • Realtor

Though not a comprehensive list, holding a degree in English opens doors.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in English


  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Writing


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