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Communication at WIU

Bachelor of Arts in English: Open your door to the future in English

  • Learn in small classes, which allow for close collaboration with faculty to gain experience publishing, attend conferences and express yourself through our many student organizations and publications
  • Faculty work on the cutting edge of literature, language, and culture, sharing their interesting research in courses and individual study
  • Option in literature and language, English-teacher education, creative writing and professional writing
  • Better than 90% job placement rate, with careers ranging from social media manager, editor, copywriter, grant writer and analyst.
  • Many options for graduate school, including medical professions and a 3 plus 3 program with John Marshall College of Law in Chicago

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  Why WIU?

WIU-QC Civil Engineering and SHA student, Alex Welch of Stark County, IL believes being a Leatherneck means having an abundance of opportunities to expand his knowledge and network.

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Emma Kohlman, Graduate Student, Museum Studies

Preparing for a New Career

QuoteThe Museum Studies program has taught me so much about the field of museums. The professors work hard to help prepare the students for all the challenges and responsibilities we will face in this field. Joining this program has made me more excited to enter the museum field and is one of the best decisions I've ever made!

— Emma Kohlman, Graduate Student, Museum Studies

Sara Russell

Advice from Alumni

QuoteOne piece of advice I would give current WIU students is to be courageous. Try something new and be open to new experiences, challenges and ideas. No one is immediately successful at everything they try, but through struggle, you experience the most growth.

— Sara Russell