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Bachelor of Arts Degree

As an English major you will learn effective critical thinking, reading and writing skills and to inspire lifelong intellectual growth and creativity using traditional and emerging technologies.

Why choose English at UCM?

  • The English Department's award-winning creative writing faculty produces Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, the highly regarded, internationally distributed literary magazine.
  •  An English degree provides a good foundation for further study at the graduate and professional levels, such as law, library science and teaching.
  • you will receive personal attention from faculty.

What will I study?
By majoring in English, you will be able to maintain your interest in reading, writing, and critical thinking by taking basic literature courses along with several electives that correlate with your areas of interest.

Courses include:

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • History of the English Language
  • Shakespeare

What can I do with a degree in English?

  • Assignment Editor
  • Book Editor
  • Columnist
  • Playwright
  • Professor

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.

In English, there is the opportunity to be involved in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

The English department has diverse faculty members dedicated to teaching a wide variety of courses in literature, writing, linguistics and critical thinking.

Learn more about English at UCM:
Department of English and Philosophy 

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