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Areas of Study

The English department offers four distinct majors: creative writing, language arts education, literature, and professional writing.

Some students choose to double major in English and another subject of interest because English naturally complements most other disciplines, including philosophy, political science, theatre, music, art, business and sociology.

The versatility of an English major means you can carve out an awesome career in a variety of fields. Our graduates have become successful writers, editors, librarians, teachers, lawyers and professionals in business and publishing, to name a few.

For more information about each program, use the "In this Section" menu or click on the course you're interested in.


The English department at ONU offers two different majors in the field of writing: creative writing and professional writing. Both can be taken as a major and a minor, and both are commonly declared as minors by students in other fields.

Creative Writing | Professional Writing


Students interested in studying literature at ONU can choose to major or minor in literature or minor in medical humanities.

Literature | Medical Humanities


Together, the English and education departments at ONU have developed the language arts education major, which combines the essentials of both an education and literature degree.

Language Arts Education



Department of English

Paulene Callahan

Dukes Memorial 100
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed