University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

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Learn about careers for English majors.

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English: Reading and Writing Your World

Why Study English?

Literary studies cover a vast range of human experience and confer essential skills in communication, persuasion, creativity, and critical analysis.

The English Department offers classes in British, American, and anglophone world literature; rhetoric and composition; creative writing; critical theory; and cultural studies. Discover English.



Housed in the English Department, Film and Television Studies offers both a major and a minor. Courses explore everything from the aesthetic to the art of television and film. Learn more about the Film and Television Studies program.


Marie Schley '94 (left) and colleague Nancy Jarzynko, winners of the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series.

English Major Alum Wins Emmy Award

Marie Schley, UVM Class of 1994, has won a 2015 Emmy Award for her costume design work on Transparent. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced on Sept. 12 More»

Study Abroad

University of Kent

The Buckham Overseas Program offers an unparalleled experience and education to UVM English majors wishing to study in Canterbury, England. At the University of Kent, English majors can earn credits that transfer back to UVM. Find out more about the program.