The Department offers special program opportunities for students with particular interests or needs. For example, an English major who is interested in Journalism may supplement the intensive training in writing that is offered as part of the English major with a minor in Journalism. Also, recent graduates with interests in non-journalistic writing careers have completed writing internships with The Internal Revenue Service Public Information Office, The Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, and the major accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand. Other English majors have participated in independent study projects leading to a deeper understanding of a particular literary period or personality. Such projects have provided excellent training in the organization and writing of major research papers so often demanded in graduate school.
English majors who are interested in foreign study may elect to participate for a semester in the program that is offered for Randolph-Macon students at Wroxton College in Banbury, England. Study programs in other countries are also available. For details, contact the Office of International Education, Randolph Macon College.
English majors planning to teach on the elementary or secondary level can meet certification requirements by taking the necessary courses offered at Randolph-Macon. In addition, future teachers may gain valuable training by participating in the peer-tutoring offered by the College's Writing Center.