A Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in English (see Requirements) offers a wide range of learning experiences. Individuals who earn a BA in English pursue careers in editing, writing, research, teaching, advertising, and public relations, among others (see Internships & Careers for English Majors). The English Major allows individuals to focus on topics of personal interest while developing a strong background in English Studies. All students take three core classes, which cover the history of English and American literatures, two courses each in three areas (Historical Courses; Genre, Cultural Studies and Literary Theory; and Writing and Language Studies), and a capstone senior seminar. Students are also encouraged to pursue a well-balanced liberal arts education, which can include various minors.
For more information or to make an advising appointment, please call the Undergraduate Studies Secretary at 330-672-1707.