English offers students pleasure and profit, wit and wisdom, a sense of history and a vision of the future.
English students know the delight of reading the best of British and American literature-authors as diverse as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin and John Donne. The Department of English provides several programs tailored to diverse needs. Students majoring in English can concentrate in Writing, Literature or Secondary Education. Students pursuing other majors can minor in English or Creative Writing.
Each English major is assigned a faculty adviser, who assists the student in creating an individual program of study best suited to the student's interest and abilities. The flexibility of all programs, including majors and minors, allows the student a wide choice of courses within the department and possibilities for coordinating a program with another academic department.