A degree in English prepares students to be skilled communicators who can analyze a range of situations, problems, and texts, and offer creative interpretations and solutions. By emphasizing transferable skills, it readies them to adapt to multiple professional contexts and to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Students have a variety of course offerings from which to choose. The flexible curriculum includes opportunities for studying diverse literatures; professional, creative, and scholarly writing; literary theory; and the development of the English language. In addition to traditional coursework, students are encouraged to incorporate an independent study, internship, or study abroad experience in Ireland or London into their program. As the home of the national literary arts magazine Freshwater Review, the department also provides opportunities for students to learn magazine production and gain valuable editing experience.


The English Department offers these programs:

Secondary Education

A B.A. in English with Middle and Secondary Education is also available.

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