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Programs

We See Your Future in English.
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Norfolk State University
English and Foreign Languages Programs

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Students majoring in English, who are interested in teaching, may also pursue a curriculum in Secondary Education.

The Department also offers courses in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Public Speaking as part of the general education requirements. Non-English majors can minor in English by taking 18 credit hours of required and selected courses.

Dr. Gary C. Wilkens 
Chair
Associate Professor
264 Madison Hall
(757) 823-8891
gcwilkens@nsu.edu


General Requirements

Candidates for graduation must complete all degree requirements (or be currently enrolled in all classes that satisfy remaining credits to complete degree requirements) and satisfy all financial obligations in order to participate in commencement ceremonies. Academic and financial clearances must be obtained before academic attire is issued to the student. Participation in the commencement ceremonies does not mean the student has been awarded a degree. The degree is awarded in the semester when all degree requirements and conditions have been met, including the completion of all required paperwork (see Online NSU Undergraduate Catalog)

  • Senior Thesis Defense
    Students who take the capstone course, English 450: Research Seminar and Senior Thesis, must write and defend orally their research paper.

ENFL Exit Survey

This survey is your opportunity to help the Department of English and Foreign Languages to better serve our majors. By sharing your insights and opinions, we hope to gain a better understanding of how to improve our course offerings and the design of major sequences. As a graduating senior, you are a valuable source of information to tell us how we're doing and also identify areas for improvement. All responses will be entirely anonymous.

Multiple attempts will not be allowed. This survey can only be taken once; however, it can be saved and resumed later within an eight-hour period.  Please respond to each question relative to your experience as an English major within ENFL and the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University.