Undergraduate study in English at the University of Florida prepares students for diverse careers in law, publishing, advertising, media and business, teaching and advanced degree work. Courses offered by the Department introduce students to a world of experiences that cannot be exhausted in the brief span of a college education; new authors, new works, new media, and new tools for understanding continually enlarge and transform the world. With the help of faculty advisers, undergraduate majors in English select from courses in various forms, periods and approaches. In addition, students may develop special expertise in one of several programs; for example, communication and creative writing, theory of media, literary study or cultural studies.
In 2013–2014, in common with recent years, our graduating students are pursuing post-graduate education at prestigious institutions such as the University of Chicago, George Washington University, and the University of Oregon. They are reading Law at Harvard University, Emory, Stetson, BU, FIU, UF, and others and have been accepted into MEd. Programs at the University of Oklahoma and the University of North Florida. Students have also been accepted into MA or MFA programs like those of King’s College London; MSc in Society, Science, and Medicine; UF’s Women’s Studies Program; and The New School. Our majors continue to populate UF’s accelerated Nursing Program and the UF English Education Program. Internships continue to prove a fruitful and productive way for our majors to gain work experience. This year, 14 of our undergraduates interned with for-profit and non-profit organizations including the Florida Innovation Academy, the Harn Museum, and the Southern Legal Council, as well as in publishing, such as Variety Magazine, Silver Knight Publishers, and Entangled LTD.