English Major is designed to provide a quality undergraduate program in English in the areas of literature, composition, and language usage. The degree provides a generalist program that prepares the student for entry into the professional world or graduate study on the master’s level.
The English unit is committed departmental goals as well as specific English goals: in literature and composition/rhetoric focusing on the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, writing competence, and promotion of a devotion to literature and the use of written language.
The degree provides a foundation to produce educated graduates with strong liberal arts experience who can become valuable citizens in their communities and serve as a resource in their communities. The English B.A. program is a unit of the Department of Languages and Literature.