Academic Programs


English Education Major
In cooperation with the School of Education, this traditional English major prepares students for middle/secondary education careers (early adolescence through adolescence, ages 10-21).

Professional Writing Major
This major prepares students for careers in a variety of writing fields, including technical and scientific communication, business communication, editing and publishing, journalism, and public relations.

English Literature Major
This traditional English major prepares the student for careers and graduate work in English, law, publishing, library science, government, business, and other professions.


Interdisciplinary Film and Media Studies Minor
This minor offers students a holistic approach to studying and creating film, advertising, television, and other types of media by offering both production-oriented required and elective courses alongside analytical and appreciation courses, including one non-Hollywood focused course, such as Race and Gender in American Film or International Cinema. This minor enables students to gain a well-rounded understanding of film and media that emphasizes both a critical/analytical aspect as well as a technology- and production-oriented approach. 

Creative Writing Minor
This versatile minor focuses on the development of literary writing skills, particularly in poetry, short story, nonfiction, and other professional genres.

English Non-teaching Minor
This minor is designed for students who seek expertise in literature and writing for a variety of purposes and career options as a complement to their major in another program.

English Education Minor
This minor is designed for students seeking middle/secondary education certification. It complements other teaching majors and qualifies the student to teach another subject.

The TESOL program provides students with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to teach English to speakers of other languages in the United States or abroad. The program offers three tracks to accommodate students with differing educational needs: 1) a TESOL licensure minor; 2) a TESOL minor; and 3) a TESOL certificate.


Writing Certificate
Designed for students who want a general education in English studies and writing but do not wish to major or minor in English.

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