The English major exposes students to a broad range of literatures in English, strengthens their grasp of historical and critical principles, and hones their skill in using the written word. English majors study the major authors, works, genres, and literary movements in the English tradition, approaching these texts both analytically and historically. Students in the Creative Writing concentration also take a number of workshops, practicing writing in a variety of literary genres. Both concentrations teach students to read perceptively and to write effectively, to deepen their understanding of the power of language, to think creatively and critically, and to develop an awareness of multiple points of view.​​​

Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements (Core) 8 hours
Concentration Requirements​ (Creative Writing or Literary Studies) 48 hours​
​Open Electives 52 hours
​Total hours required 192 hours