English students learn to use language to make a positive difference in a changing world.
Students who love reading and are curious about the intricacies of language in the writing of others or their own are the perfect candidates for an English major.
English students working toward a BA degree will learn the foundations of literary analysis, literary theory, research writing, writing for publication and linguistics. The English major also gives students the opportunity to take forty English elective credits in offerings such as teaching pedagogy, literature, linguistics, and professional writing. Within those electives, students have the option to take practicum credits to gain real life experience in writing.
The Capstone project, designed by the student in consultation with a mentor, integrates and applies the knowledge and skills the student has acquired in the English Program. The Capstone project emphasizes the development of an original contribution, whether it is a teaching unit, a literary essay, a linguistics project, or some other aspect of technical and/or creative writing.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an English degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU English Alumni
Content Manager at AHA Agency
Clinical Research Coordinator Associate at Stanford Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Director Creative Services at Harry & David