The major in English promotes an understanding of literature, trains students to think critically and write effectively, and encourages them to reflect on the central issues of the human condition-all from a Christian perspective. Core curriculum classes in composition emphasize the skills of effective research and writing. English major classes present literature from within a Christian worldview. Students who major in English will be equipped to understand culture and to communicate the gospel to others clearly and effectively.
Students intending to teach English in public schools at the Secondary level should complete the Major in English and also complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with one of our partner schools in order to achieve licensure.
In addition to a selected major and a Christian Studies minor, all baccalaureate students must complete at least 24 hours in additional courses, which may be applied toward a second major or a second minor. In order to graduate, baccalaureate students must complete at least 127 credit hours. Any hours remaining after the student’s major and the Christians studies minor may be used as free electives.