About the Program

The English programs provide a major, a minor, an area of concentration, and a middle-grades teaching field.  The English curriculum also includes components of the General Education Program and a basic developmental course.

English Area for Teacher Certification

The area of concentration in English helps students prepare to teach English in grades 8-12.  However, students in English not seeking teacher certification may elect to pursue the area instead of a major.

English Major

The major in English can serve as the main component of an overall program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.  The major is appropriate for students who do not seek teacher certification but who intend to pursue graduate studies in English or related fields (higher education administration, institutional research and development, law, philosophy, theology, etc.). The English major is also appropriate for students who intend to enter non-teaching careers requiring highly developed skills in analysis, interpretation, and communication (such as advertising, editing, investigation, management, sales, technical writing, etc.).


A minor in English is also available.