English Degree

Hiram’s small, discussion-focused classes foster a tight-knit community of English majors, providing ample opportunity to hone interpretation and communication skills. The close relationship between Hiram’s English students and professors challenges students to relentlessly pursue creativity and their calling.

The program is rooted in five focused skill areas:

  • Intensive Research Skills
  • Expansive Analysis and Interpretation
  • Writing Technique-Building
  • Close Reading Competency
  • Oral Communication Practice

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The English program at Hiram College offers students exciting opportunities to distinguish themselves and develop professional experience and expertise while still undergraduates. Students work closely with faculty mentors to identify programs and experiences that will connect most directly with their own interests and goals.

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Career Paths

  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Communications Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Lawyer
  • Grant Writer 
  • Copywriter
  • English Professor
Meghan Griffin

MEGHAN GRIFFIN ’23 | Political Science Major, English Minor

“I am planning on going to law school for civil rights or human rights law.”

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Ways to Get involved

Hiram College’s strongest writers are invited to work as Writing Assistants in the Hiram College Writing Center and the First-Year Program. As trained writing tutors, these students work closely with students and faculty members on improving writing across campus.

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature offers many opportunities for students, including contests in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, which recognize the best student-crafted creative writing.


Kirsten Parkinson

Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.

Director Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Professor of English, Gender Studies Minor Program Coordinator
Courtney Mauck

Courtney Mauck

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Assistant Professor of English

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