William Jewell’s English Department invites you to join one of the College’s outstanding departments. We offer a major in English leading to the B.A. degree.The English major teaches high-level critical thinking, reading, and writing, as well as cultivating, through its study of critical theory, creative writing, and U.S., British, and World literatures, a deep awareness of human issues: historical, political, and cultural.

Students majoring in English may receive certification to teach English in grades 9-12 in the State of Missouri by majoring in both English and secondary education and by fulfilling all requirements of a certification program in English that has been approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Jewell English majors often study abroad at great universities and colleges in England, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, and India. They also take internships at area businesses, including The Kansas City Star, Hallmark, Andrews McMeel Publishing, KCPT-TV, and Cerner Corporation.

To find out more about the English major at William Jewell College, check the course catalog, schedule a visit, or call us toll free at 1-888-2-Jewell.

What can an English degree do for me? Let’s talk to English alumni.
Robin (McClean) Smith,
Cerner Corporation
Alex Lepper homicide detective,
Kansas City, Mo., Police Department
Anna Chandler, Go Local Interactive
internet marketing firm
Margaret Tao, senior editorial director,
Hallmark Cards
Kristen Thurmond, J.D.
Creagar & Thurmond LLC