If you have a passion for words, UW-Platteville’s English program can help make your passion personally and professionally rewarding. Develop strong literacy skills in British, American, and world literature. Tailor your degree in English based on your interests with an area of emphasis in English education, literature, or professional writing.

Through critical thinking and analytical skills you’ll be prepared with a solid foundation for applying to graduate school or starting out in your new career.

Choose how your interest will best be suited by selecting an area of emphasis.

English Education

If you wish to pursue teaching as a career, you can choose to add the emphasis in English education. This emphasis will prepare you to teach English at the middle and secondary education levels. You’ll complement this emphasis with courses from the School of Education.


The literature emphasis will prepare you for graduate coursework in English, law, publishing, library science, government, business and more.

Professional Writing

An emphasis in professional writing with prepare you for a career in a variety of writing fields such as technical and scientific communication, business communication, editing and publishing, journalism, and public relations.