B.A. in English


The B.A. in English provides students with a varied and thorough undergraduate education in the field of English. Students may, if desired, choose to focus on secondary teacher preparation, technical writing, or preparation for graduate and professional schools. The curriculum offers course work in the following areas:

  • Literature and literary analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Rhetoric
  • Composition
  • Linguistics and language studies
  • Creative writing

Students who prefer not to focus on either technical writing or secondary education are encouraged to develop a minor field that will further enhance their future success.


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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

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Program Objectives

The Department of English & Languages aims to:

  • Provide a key component in the education of undergraduate students by offering courses in Composition, Literature, foreign language instruction in Spanish and French, as well as support courses in Technical Writing.
  • Provide assistance to students who struggle with writing.
  • Provide specializations in English, Technical Writing, and Spanish for those seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree with or without Secondary Teacher Certification, as well as provide effective academic advising and assistance.
  • Provide courses that will lead to either a minor or concentration in English, Spanish, or Technical Writing for all degree seeking students, as well as concentrations in English or Spanish for those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Provide a sound program of advanced study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English with both thesis and non-thesis tracks.
  • Provide opportunities for intellectual, literary, and cultural enrichment, along with the promotion of international understanding and involvement for both students and faculty.
  • Provide service to both the university and community while offering students and faculty members opportunities to participate in public service

Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
ENGL2340Literature and Film
ENGL3309Technical Writing and Document Design
ENGL3312Graphics and Technical Writing
ENGL3341Cultural Studies
ENGL3342Genre Studies

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

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