The English program serves students by leading them to discover the
practical importance of our cultural inheritance; honing analytical,
critical, and communication skills and advancing the University's
overarching mission of knowledge, service and sound value judgment.
By learning to identify and analyze details, as well as recognize and
interpret larger patterns, students who major or minor in English
prepare themselves for careers in law, media, marketing, advocacy,
social services, diplomacy, human resources, professional writing,
fundraising, health services and global communications. Students also
can prepare for the traditional fields of secondary and higher
The major requires students to take 35 semester hours of English (12
courses), nine of which - three classes - are general education
requirements. Students are encouraged to augment their English classes
with outside studies.
A minor in English requires 12 semester hours (four courses) outside
of general education requirements. Students are especially encouraged to
pursue elective courses in language, technology, social science,
philosophy and history.
Please refer to the
for program requirements.
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