The literature track is designed for students who want intensive reading in literature, strong interpretive skills, and practice in advanced writing. Students who complete this track are prepared for graduate studies in literature and/or writing, a career in law, or a position that requires strong communication skills.
The creative writing track is for students who want to pursue advanced skills in writing fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and other genres, along with study in literature and interpretive skills. Students in this track will be prepared for graduate studies in either creative writing or literature and also a position that requires strong writing skills.
Students interested in Secondary Education can choose either the literature or the creative writing track. In both tracks, students will be prepared to teach either literature or composition at the 7th-12th grade level; students who choose the creative writing track will also be prepared to teach creative writing as well.
Spanish is offered as a major or minor
A minor in English requires students to take a minimum of 24 credits in the department as well as approval from the department.