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Ohio Dominican’s English Department offers students a strong foundation in classic, contemporary and international literature. The breadth of coverage - from Beowulf to Stan Lee - prepares students for a variety of rewarding careers.
Program highlights:
  • Major and minor available in English.
  • Minor also available in Professional Writing.
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to instruct and mentor students on a personal level.
  • Active student organization Sigma Tau Delta, which publishes ODU's literary journal, Gesture.
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    Degrees & Courses

    Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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  • Graduates

    Outcomes & Careers

    English graduates are prepared for careers in as business, publishing, teaching, law, the arts and more.

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  • MA in English Course Descriptions

    English Department

    Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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  • Sigma Tau Delta & Gesture

    ODU's English Department sponsors one of the most active student organizations on campus, the English Honors society, Sigma Tau Delta.

    In addition to many activities throughout the year, Sigma Tau Delta publishes the award-winning ODU literary journal, Gesture

    Through the journal, students learn about the publishing, editing and creative writing fields. They are also invited to attend the national Sigma conference where they network with other English majors, faculty and writers.

    For more information, contact Dr. Kelsey Squire at (614) 251-4287 or squirek@ohiodominican.edu.

    View Gesture Webpage

  • Internships
    Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where students have the opportunity to participate in one or more internships with a variety of companies and organizations. Students can also find on-campus internships in University departments.

    These hand-on experiences help graduates land jobs in writing, editing, public relations, marketing and communications positions in Central Ohio and beyond. 

    Ohio Dominican's faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.

Artist Profile: Barbara Fant by the Greater Columbus Arts Council

For Barbara Fant poetry is a way to process and communicate—for Barbara poetry is prayer. She has been writing poetry for more than a decade and has performed her work in venues across the country. She is inspired by Columbus’ thriving arts community, particularly the young artists who are truly dedicated to their art and always striving to grow and go deeper and soar higher. See more at http://www.columbusmakesart.com/stories/barbara-fant #artmakescbus

B.A. in English at Ohio Dominican