Upper Division

The Upper Division of the English Department graduates approximately many English majors each year with concentrations in Literature, Linguistics, or Creative Writing. Many students also choose to pursue a Minor in English. Follow the links below to learn more about:

Why study English?

The classic liberal arts degree has long been valued in the United States as a good starting point for a wide range of professional paths. In recent decades, more undergraduates have sought degrees that prepare them for specialized careers. However, the English degree continues to serve as a portal to an array of professional paths, from journalism and teaching to public relations and the law. Today, the English degree remains a way in which students can enrich their appreciation of life, society, and culture while simultaneously preparing for one of the wide range of career paths requiring a capacity for critical thinking and lucid, well-organized writing.


Ms. Kimberly Williams

Mr. L. Wayne Ashley