Undergraduate Programs

We offer programs of study for students with a wide range of interests, with courses in many fields of literature, as well as in creative writing, linguistics, rhetoric and editing and publishing
  • Develop the ability to read and analyze texts written in the English language by studying British and American literature of the past and present and learning to view texts through a variety of interpretive lenses.
  • You will also develop your flexibility and effectiveness as a writer capable of working in a variety of genres, including creative and expository writing.
  • Undergraduate students may choose a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature or a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Classical, Medieval and early Modern literature; creative writing; or language and rhetoric.


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Thinking About Going to Graduate School?

If you are considering the pursuit of graduate studies in English, be sure to fully educate yourself on the process of selecting and applying to graduate schools, the nature of advanced study in the field and the job prospects for individuals with higher degrees in English. Consider meeting with a member of our faculty to discuss your interests and plans.

In general, we advise students who are interested in graduate school to develop a broad base of knowledge about the traditions of British and American literature during their undergraduate studies. It’s also a good idea to take a course on critical theory and to take ENG 499 Senior Thesis, which gives you the opportunity to develop longer essays with deeper analysis. Many universities require at least two semesters of a foreign language for graduate admission.