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The Department of Language and Literature cultivates the effective use of language – through extensive reading and writing in English and mastery in other languages – as a powerful tool for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
B.A. in English Degree Details
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 51 credit hours + Electives: 21 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Literary Theory and Criticism
American Literature Before 1900
Film and Belief
Language and Literature
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Language and stories are fundamental to how human beings understand the world and each other, and we believe that engaging the people and paradigms around us is a central aspect of our calling as individuals of faith. The Christian heritage of ACU informs our departmental mission of intellectual pursuit and rigor in an effort to be both empathetic and compassionate towards others. Our courses are geared toward helping students read, speak and think in Christ-centered ways.
With its diverse offering of programs and courses, ACU’s Department of Language and Literature prepares you to excel in the areas of close reading, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and creative writing – all of which are applicable to 21st-century careers.
Since this degree allows a considerable number of elective hours, students majoring in English can often secure a major in a second field or a minor, thus enhancing their career options.
As an English major, you’ll get real-world learning experiences through clubs, events and co-curriculars such as:
- The Shinnery Review (student-produced literary magazine)
- Open mic nights
- Student trips to Shakespeare plays
- Presenting at academic conferences
- Film festival participation
ACU Writing Center
The ACU Writing Center offers free service to all students, faculty and staff for the discussion and improvement of writing tasks of any kind. Language and literature majors, graduate students, and other capable writers from across the university staff the center, which is located in the Learning Commons of Brown Library.
You’ll have a wide variety of career options with a bachelor’s degree in English, including:
- High school English teacher
- Speech writer
- Magazine editor
- Editorial assistant
- Creative director
- Book publishing and editing