Bachelor of Arts
The English B.A. prepares students for professions in journalism, linguistics, technical writing, library science, business, and education. The degree also serves as preparation for graduate studies in English or law.
The Christ-centered faculty members bring an excellent diversity of philosophical backgrounds to the study of literature and writing, including feminist and existential perspectives. In addition to fulfilling general education requirements, students take courses with an emphasis in literature and writing. The Christian-studies core ensures English majors advance not only their academic and intellectual development, but also their spiritual development in Christ’s name.
Working with an academic adviser, students choose elective courses that tailor their educational and vocational goals to their program. Students may choose a concentration in one of several areas, as well as earn a semester of course work in study-abroad programs that apply to the English major.
English Major (B.A.) Courses
At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.
1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.
2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
3Click here for a list of Global Awareness courses.
4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328 and COM 446 also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)
* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.
Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the English major.
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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