Undergraduate: English at Lehigh

7 Reasons to Major in English


1.  Cultural Literacy

Study works of literature and film that have defined our culture.

2. Communication

Learn how to read, write, and engage with others.

3. Career

Develop skills that are integral to rewarding careers in a variety of fields.

4. Creativity

Cultivate your capacity for innovative writing and speculative thinking.

5. Connection

Become part of diverse communities in the arts and humanities.

6. Contemplation

Analyze and evaluate complex issues in literary and cultural texts.

7. Critical Thinking

Reflect on questions of meaning, purpose, and justice. 

To learn more about a major, double major, or minor in English, talk to Professor Ed Whitley in Drown 113 (whitley@lehigh.edu).