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Bachelor of Arts in English

If you have a love for literature, language, and writing, then English is for you. English majors develop expert skills as readers, writers, and critical thinkers, enabling them to contribute to conversations and shape debates about all kinds of texts and discourse, in both academic and real-world contexts.

Program Details

Our programs prepare graduates to be literate, perceptive, and competent readers and writers who are informed about their literary heritage and who are responsive to our culture and its needs. Graduates have been highly successful in pursuing advanced degrees and careers in a wide range of fields, including teaching, administration, law, and corporate communications.

Program Outcomes

With a wide choice of courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and film, the English major allows flexibility to individualize your program of study.

Because most English courses are small, you will receive personal attention from professors who inspire and challenge. Our faculty members represent a diverse range of interests and expertise, and they bring the passion and wisdom of their scholarly accomplishments into the classroom. As teachers and advisers, they are devoted to helping you grow and succeed.

As an English major, you’ll be required to demonstrate proficiency in Standard Written English by successfully completing one or more first-year composition courses. And in order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course, or participating in an approved education abroad experience.


Department of English

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520