What You Will Learn
What Is The English Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in English is housed within the College of Arts & Humanities.
The curriculum provides a foundation of grammar and writing skills as well as a firm
grasp on various literary genres and time periods. All students in this program of
study are required to study one foreign language for two semesters within their degree
plan. This program is designated as a recommended option for those Pre-Law students
intending to apply for law school after completion of their undergraduate degree.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Mastery of the conventions of standard written English
- Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres
- Effective oral and written communication, using critical vocabulary
- Familiarity with major figures, works, and movements in British and American literature, including ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix
- Ability to conduct research and use it effectively
- Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage and the cultural role of languages in the global community
What courses will I take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What resources are available to me?
- Modern Language Association
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs
- College English Association
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Communication Association
- Rhetoric Society of America
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the English field can vary from authorship and technical writing
to copy editing and journalism. Students can think out of the box with this major
as well through careers in public relations, marketing, communication, and law.
Where Can I Get More Information About The English Degree?
For more information about the English degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts & Humanities catalog.