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Bachelor of Arts


The English major is an excellent choice for people who enjoy reading and writing. Contrary to popular belief, an English major does not doom graduates to a life of starvation or menial labor. In fact, our graduates go on to find success in a variety of occupations, including journalism, marketing, magazine writing, creative writing, public relations, web content creation, technology, management, and more. English majors also go on to graduate school in a variety of areas, including education, business, literature, creative writing, law, library science, and fashion history.

In the English major, students will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original works, present alternative viewpoints, and solve problems. Students can choose from three emphasis areas within the English major: literature, creative writing, and journalism/professional writing.


Course Length

41 Credit Hours


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Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Debra Beilke

Professor of English

Eric Dregni

Professor of English Journalism and Italian Chair of Department of English and Modern Languages Advisor of Student Newspaper

Theresa FitzPatrick

Assistant Professor of English