Bachelor of Arts in English

Program Overview

Liberal Arts Emphasis

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Molly Desjardins

The study of literature, language, and literacy is at the very heart of a liberal education. The English major is excellent preparation for any profession or occupation that stresses language usage, such as writing and teaching-related fields. Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter a variety of professional and graduate level programs, including law, theology, medicine (with appropriate science and mathematics preparation), library science, communications, media and business.

Secondary Teaching Emphasis

Program Director: Dr. Jeri Kraver
Program Advisors: Dr. Jeri Kraver & Stacy Bailey

The English Secondary Education program prepares students to teach English and the Language Arts in grades 7-12. English Secondary Education majors will have a solid knowledge of American and British literary history, as well as linguistics and grammar, rhetoric, and literary theory. They will take English methods courses in the teaching of literature and writing, and will have, in preparation for student teaching, many opportunities to observe and reflect upon current teaching practices in our partner schools.