The English Major cultivates a critical understanding of the human experience across time, place, and cultures. It develops skills for research, analysis, and communication that enable graduates to engage the world in which they serve in thoughtful, constructive, and creative ways.

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Students may choose a Literature Concentration or a Rhetoric & Writing Concentration.

The Literature Concentration equips students to read, interpret, analyze, and write about literature.

The Rhetoric & Writing Concentration trains students in rhetoric and composition for a variety of rhetorical situations, including technical and professional writing, creative writing, and journalism.


Courses in the program may include:

  • English Language: History and Grammar
  • African Literature and Cultures
  • Women Writers in World Literature
  • Spiritual Formation and Creativity

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this degree often serve in the fields of education, writing, editing, publishing, public relations, and communications. Many graduates find that the core skills of critical thinking and writing prepare them for a variety of other careers that require strong communication skills.