English - B.A. (Licensure)

The Department of English faculty's wide range of research areas and publications offers students a variety of course options, from the traditional literary canon, to contemporary fiction and poetry writing classes offered by faculty in the Center for Writers.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies. Students develop increasing proficiency in critical thinking, writing and interpretation of literary and cultural texts. We offer small, student-centered classes using innovative pedagogies that embrace a variety of teaching approaches and strategies.

The licensure option prepares students for teaching positions in secondary schools.

The English major equips students for a wide array of careers. Graduates know how to:

Those are skills that any employer will want. The emphasis is on abilities to communicate in writing, whether it be a corporate report, a business letter or an e-mail. Four years of English study enable graduates to become solid, reliable and fluent writers.

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