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B.A. English


The Bachelor of Arts in English introduces the student to all genres of literature – American and British – and the linguistic and rhetorical elements of the language. It prepares them for graduate school, law school, or various fields that would be of interest to writers.

Interested in teaching? The B.A. in English with a secondary education endorsement allows you to immediately become qualified to teach English on the secondary level.

If you see theatre in your future, the B.A. in English with a concentration in Theatre Performance will prepare you to become an actor, set designer, make-up artist or for work in other aspects of theatre. Learn all aspects of performing in a theater. The ENFL Department also offers courses for students to minor in English.

what to expect as an english student

English majors are required to complete 60 hours of general education classes, including four semesters of a foreign language, and 60 hours of English courses that cover both American and British literature.

The program can be completed in 4 years, if the student follows the course curriculum. Those majors with a secondary education endorsement may need an extra semester to complete student teaching.

degree at a glance

Average Class Size: 27 (first two years)
 15 (300–400 level)
Total Credit Hours: 120
Program can be completed in four years

Secondary education endorsement may require an extra semester to complete student teaching


Your English degree can take you from the creative field to business, pursuing a wide range of opportunities as:

  • Account Executive
  • Actor
  • Administrator Analyst
  • Digital Writer
  • Novelist

Associations and Affiliations

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Alpha Mu Gamma International Foreign Language Honor Society