Languages and Literature
Welcome to the Department of Languages and Literature! Here we teach the literature, writing, and language classes that help students develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Our majors learn to engage with the diversity of human experience that enables them to become effective servant leaders in their local and global communities.
We offer a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Creative Writing and licensure (9-12) for a B.A. in English Education. We also offer a minor in Spanish.
Our faculty offers students opportunities for service learning in our writing and literature courses. In addition, we also offer study abroad opportunities, including summer exchange programs in China and the Dominican Republic.
English majors leave the university equipped to enter into a wide array of professions and areas of advanced study, including law, business administration, education, publishing, research, public relations, journalism, advertising, marketing, and education. In addition, the English major can also be combined with a minor in another discipline, such as communications, history, psychology, or business.
A number of books discuss the many career opportunities for English majors:
- Great Jobs for English Majors by Julie De Galan and Stephen Lambert
- What Can you Do with a Major in English: Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards by Shelley O’Hara
- Careers for Writings and Others Who Have a Way with Words by Robert Bly