The area of English offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in English based on a liberal arts curriculum and a multicultural pedagogy.  Texts in English courses are generally taught in relation to the cultural contexts that form or inform the texts.

The goals of the English Major are to:

  1. Prepare students primarily for graduate or advanced study in English and related fields as well as for professional schools;
  2. Provide a strong foundation for an effective transition into whatever non-English careers the graduate may choose; and
  3. Develop reading, writing, and speaking skills in English and in one foreign language.

A major in English requires: 

  • 50 hours in General Education program classes
  • 15 hours of free electives
  • 9 hours of foreign language beyond GER
  • A minimum of 48 semester hours of course work in English.  
A minimum of 121 semester hours are needed to graduate.