Thiel College


Our English majors have gone on to become editors, consultants, writers, public servants or teachers, among many other industries. The major also prepares you for post-graduate study in a variety of fields, such as English, law, library science, theology, business or even medicine.

A bachelor’s degree in English is sufficient for many entry-level positions in business and industry, advertising and public relations.  Appropriate teacher certification is required for elementary and secondary level; a graduate degree is required for teaching at the college or university level.

Alumni Stories

Emily Whipple ’13
4th Grade Teaching Assistant, Beaver County, Pa.

“The members of the English Department faculty are always willing to go the extra mile for their students, and to me, the professors and students have become not only an academic community, but also a family. Thanks to their guidance, I feel prepared to share my love and knowledge of literature with high school students.”

  • Major: English
  • Clubs and Activities: Sigma Tau Delta, The Phoenix, Study Abroad

Alison Mastalski-Clutter ’10
Purchasing Agent, Pittsburgh, Pa.

“[Thiel] provided a hands-on learning experience and the attention I needed. Even though I graduated with an English writing degree, I went to work in the world of logistics and construction. Employers were very impressed that I had this degree, but also was very flexible and willing to adapt.”

  • Major: English Writing
  • Minor: Communication Studies
  • Clubs & Activities: Alpha Xi Delta sorority