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Writing with clarity, purpose, and empathy is more important than ever in a world of increasing noise and clutter. Join a program that gives you the professional and creative edge for success.  

Being an English major is more than just writing papers and reading books. You’ll develop a passion for the written word, the ability to think and communicate effectively, and a confidence that will transcend your writing. Heidelberg’s English Department exposes you to the broad world of past and present literature and writing skills in academic, technical, and creative writing. You’ll choose between two concentrations: literature and writing.


Morpheus Literary Magazine

The Morpheus is a student-run literary magazine that publishes short fiction, poetry, and personal essays. By working with the publication, you’ll gain skills in writing, editing, and layout design.

Kilikilik Newspaper

Heidelberg's student newspaper, The Kilikilik, also known as “The Kil,” reports on campus and area news, sports, and entertainment. Any Heidelberg student may join the Kil staff as a writer, photographer, proofreader, or distributor. 


Practical experience can be the key to breaking into a career field. Heidelberg English majors have recently interned at Seneca Habitat for Humanity, First Call for Help, Community Hospice, Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation, the Sandusky Register, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Lakeside Chautauqua.

Jean Warren Gekler Writer's Series

The series gives students an opportunity to hear from and network with local, regional, and national authors multiple times a semester. It has featured award-winning authors who interact in open workshops and perform readings of their work. The Writer’s Series is made possible by The Jean Warren Gekler English Endowment Fund and named in her honor. 

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


A degree in English offers you a variety of career options. With your ability to organize ideas, develop arguments, and analyze complex information, you are desirable candidate for jobs in publishing, teaching, law, journalism, nonprofits, public relations, business, media, and the government.  You can become an author, editor, or technical writer, but you can also become a web content manger, lawyer, information architect, or speechwriter. See what some of our alumni are doing. 


Amanda Stovicek ‘12

After graduating, Amanda enrolled in Kent State’s masters of English program where she was offered a teaching assistantship. Currently, she is a graduate fellow at the Kent State Wick Poetry Center and has been accepted into the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Below is a sampling of courses offered in English. For more information, see the major requirements.

  • Writing and the Publishing Industry
  • Studies in World Literature
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Business and Professional Writing

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission@heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.

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