School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

English Major (35 hours)

Cara Miller works with a student during class.The English major requires student to complete upper-division courses, including introduction to literature and special topics in literature. The student must also choose upper-division literature courses from five course groupings, two devoted to British literature, two devoted to American literature, and one devoted to genre studies.

What classes will I take?

  • Global Literature
  • Special Topics in Literature
  • British Literature of the Nineteenth Century
  • American Poetry

View the courses required for the English Major.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Speechwriter


English majors immerse themselves in literature from a variety of genres and nurture their own creativity through writing classes, participation in the university’s literary magazine, and writing conferences.

In addition, students are able to pursue advanced training in expository, argumentative, nonfiction, and creative writing. The department also provides opportunities for students to participate in various publications and contests.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.