English at Lakeland University

Be Prepared For Your Future Career

With three different program tracks (Literature & Global Culture, Professional Writing, Text & Image) English majors and minors are employed in a wide array of careers, including education, research, writing, law, business, industry, communications, and public service- any field that values critical thinking and asks one to use language with skill. By virtue of its versatility, English degrees remain one of the most highly employable of all liberal arts degrees. 

Cooperative Education



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Professional Writing Text & Image Literature & Global Culture

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English at Lakeland University

Earn Your English Degree & Gain Experience

The English program at Lakeland creates strong readers, accomplished writers, and critical thinkers who can appreciate how texts shape our understanding of the world. English students, therefore, develop skills central to living in the Information Age and most in demand by employers. Our majors and minors learn to read closely and critically, to write persuasively and confidently, and to work and think independently. And this expertise comes from interrogating and engaging with texts of all types- from classics to comics, poetry to popular culture, novels to the latest products of New Media.

English majors develop a myriad of skills and dispositions by testing them against some of the best writing and thinking in literature. In the process, our students not only become practicing literary critics in the classroom, but also emerge better able to find and analyze meaning in all parts of our textual world.

These abilities are fundamental to careers in publishing, communications, journalism, advertising, law, and business — any field that asks one to handle and use language with skill.

What Makes Our Program Unique?

  • Learn to read critically and closely and make convincing, well supported arguments.
  • English degrees are versatile and remain one of the most highly employable of all liberal arts degrees.
  • Opportunities to engage texts of all types – from classics to comics, poetry to popular culture, novels to the latest products of new media.
  • Unique course topics, such as monsters and Taylor Swift’s songs as poetry

Students who have successfully completed a B.A. in English from Lakeland University will be able to:

  • Read critically and closely, analyzing how texts and language create and affect meaning and our understanding of the world.
  • Write convincing arguments that are logical, well supported, and professionally presented.
  • Communicate their ideas with others in ways that are clear, respectful, and evidence driven.
  • Identify key literary techniques, figures, and movements across a diverse range of texts in English.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is all about hands-on learning outside the classroom. Students in our English program will learn by doing. They gain real-world knowledge and earn academic credit for hands-on professional work experience — and coursework is centered around these real-life experiences, situations and career goals.

Lakeland students explore their interests and, when they graduate, feel confident they will find a career in which they are passionate.

First Time Freshman

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Submit official high school transcripts directly to Lakeland University.

Transfer Students

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended to be sent directly to Lakeland University.
    • Students who have NOT completed 12 transferrable credits MUST submit official high school transcripts.

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Admission Requirements

Once your application is received, your Lakeland University admissions counselor will be in touch.

  • Lakeland University accepts a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or the equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • Lakeland University accepts transfer students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are in good standing at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
  • We review each application on an individual basis.

*Exceptions to the above admission criteria may be granted for students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.75 to 1.99 if the academic experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than two years ago. Furthermore, typically students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.50 to 1.75 will only be considered if the poor academic performance experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than five years ago. Students receiving an exception will be admitted conditionally.

Meet Our English Faculty

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Mark Heimermann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Contact us to learn more about the English degree at Lakeland University.

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