Students who study English pursue high school teaching careers or complete graduate-level programs to become journalists, lawyers, creative writers, business professionals, public relations and advertising specialists, or college professors. Some students also study English to gain critical insight, to enrich their lives, to improve their proficiency in the language or to express creativity. Completion of the following courses results in an associate degree and fulfills the lower division general core requirements at The University of Montana – Missoula and many other four-year institutions.

English majors have the following options to pursue: literature, creative writing, English linguistics, and English teaching (see Education section in this catalog).


Brian Bechtold
AT 230
(406) 756-3904

Lowell Jaeger
AT 231
(406) 756-3907

Carole Bergin
AT 229
(406) 756-3902

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