|The Department of English supports the core curriculum with
student-centered instruction in languages, literature, composition,
speech and mass communications, and prepares students for graduate
study and varied professional careers. The Department also supports
the mission of the college by helping to produce graduates who express
themselves clearly through writing and speaking, use technology
skillfully, demonstrate the ability to do independent research, and
exhibit a strong commitment to service.
The Department of English offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in
English with a concentration in traditional liberal arts and one in
journalism. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in
English with a teaching concentration in Language Arts (grades 7-12).
Moreover, the Department offers minors in English, Speech, and
Journalism to complement other majors. The Department encourages the
use of English as one of a double major and/or a minor in a foreign
language for students interested in increasing employment options and
in preparing for graduate or professional schools. Through internships
and practicums, students gain beneficial work experience.