Why Study English at CSB & SJU?

  • English cultivates critical thinking. Our students solve interpretive problems and explore how language forms our experience.
  • English fosters beautiful, meaningful, and persuasive writing that can make change happen.

English leads students to see the world from different perspectives expressed in poetry and story from around the globe.

Program & Curriculum

Our English program combines creativity with purpose. We guide students to write and speak clearly, to think critically, to research effectively, and to apply knowledge to real-world situations. Our innovative classes include editing and publishing, environmental literature, and medical humanities. We also collaborate with the Literary Arts Institute to bring nationally recognized authors into our classrooms and encourage our students to become authors themselves. As a result, our alumni thrive in a wide variety of careers including editing and publishing, teaching, law, medicine, counseling, software design, and communications and marketing.

Careers In English

Outstanding speaking, writing, reading, and critical thinking skills lead our students to success. Our alumni pursue successful careers in marketing, education, law, medicine, non-governmental organizations, advocacy, speech pathology, editing and publishing, and more.

Recent career choices by CSB/SJU English students include:

  • Physician
  • Attorney
  • Editing and publishing
  • Software Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Teacher
  • Communications, public relations, and marketing
  • Library and Information Science
  • Social Work
  • Grant writing
  • Data analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Healthcare administration