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About English Majors

A few of us actually become teachers, a worthy goal, but only one among many directions in which English graduates go to make a living...

ULM graduates with both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree often go on to graduate school or teaching, but eventually 70% of all English majors make their way into more worldly occupations.

See, that's the thing about English: If you have a degree in English, you can do just about anything because you've been trained to read, produce, and evaluate all kinds of documents from Volkswagen maintenance manuals to scientific treatises, from legal briefs to sermons, from John Donne's poetry to TV scripts.


The English program prepares students with skills in critical thought, problem solving, and writing; provides a scholarly environment in which faculty and majors flourish; and produces graduates who excel as scholars and professionals.

News & Bulletins

ULM English professor elected a member of MLA forum executive committee

ULM English Faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Oldfather has been elected to the Modern Language Association forum executive committee for "Cognitive and Affect Studies" for a five-year term, 2019-2024. 

ULM announces freshman essay contest winners

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s English program hosted its annual Best Freshman Essay Awards Ceremony Monday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the media room on the 6th floor of the university library.
This essay contest is held each fall for English 1001 students to demonstrate their writing abilities and creativity.

Three CAES professors retire from ULM

A retirement party in honor of Dr. Terry Jones, Dr. Edward ‘Gene’ Eller and Mr. Gary Ratcliff was held at the University of Louisiana Monroe. All three professors retire from the university after having served for decades in higher education.

Two ULM English students win competitive summer internship stipends

Two University of Louisiana Monroe English majors, Lauren C. Haigler, of Haughton, La., and Shelby N. Russell, of West Monroe, La., have each won a Summer Internship Stipend from Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society.





Student Resources

The Write Place

An informal and comfortable space where writers can talk about their writing concerns with tutors who are willing to listen, share, and respond. 

Computer-assisted Composition Classrooms
CCC gives all ULM students access to a sophisticated computer-assisted writing environment.