Develop your skills in analysis, interpretation and writing by studying British and American literatures, as well as important works from around the world. The English program focuses on encouraging critical and creative thought by examining texts analytically, historically and from multiple points of view. Learn to think critically, develop a unique voice, express yourself clearly in speaking and writing, and become an articulate interpreter and contributor to your culture.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, the English department partners with the College of Education to award teaching degrees.

We also offer a combined bachelor's/master's degree program in English and a combined bachelor’s in English/master’s in Secondary Education English degree. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree.


Sample Courses:

  • Reading poetry
  • Reading prose
  • American literature
  • Studies in short fiction
  • Multiethnic literature of the U.S.
  • English Renaissance literature
  • Modern British literature
  • Writing (creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry)

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Studies
  • Secondary English Education
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Information and library science


86 percent of 2014 English graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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