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Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study.

Montana has a rich writing tradition.

The English department at the University of Montana Western is an intellectual haven for students with a passion for reading and writing. Students who investigate literature and language at UMW do so in an environment that promotes open inquiry, critical reading, analytical writing and rich dialogue.

Moving beyond traditional approaches, the English program encourages students to develop their own voices. Students respond critically, culturally and creatively to literature in seminars and small classes that promote active learning and experiential opportunities.

UMW English majors graduate prepared for careers in editing, journalism, public relations, communications and other related fields. A major in English also positions students to succeed in graduate school in journalism, creative writing, English, education and law.

Dual Credit – WRITING 101 Students Click Here for how to use our library resources from on and off campus.

What English Students Have to Say

Victoria Smithson, English

“A very inclusive program. Professors push you to succeed.”

-Victoria Smithson, English

Kacee Williams, English

“The block schedule gives you a very hands on experience and wonderful professors make it that much better.”

-Kacee Williams, English

Tessa Miller, English

“Professors make the experience both educational and interesting with one on one attention.”

-Tessa Miller, English

Connlee Gray, English

“The coursework has helped me develop a more open mind about the world.”

-Connlee Gray, English

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