The English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English, as well as a graduate certificate in technical writing and communication. The major in English is intended to improve reading, writing, and research skills, and to develop the student’s critical and creative thinking. This program is designed to prepare the student for a variety of fields and provides a necessary platform for students to accomplish post-graduate work in English and other disciplines.

English (BA)

The bachelor’s degree in English focuses on literary history, literary forms and theory, and a wide variety of texts from English and American literature, as well as masterpieces from other literature in English translation. The program offers concentrations in Creative Writing, Technical Writing, and Literature.

Job Opportunities

  • Editing
  • Librarianship
  • Non-profit writing
  • Public relations/communications
  • Teaching
  • Teaching English as a second language overseas
  • Ministry
  • Social Services


English (MA)

Program Highlights: Designed for students who want an advanced knowledge and training in British and American literature or technical writing. Prepares students for a variety of professions, including teaching, publishing, editing, journalism, and technical writing. Students often continue on to doctoral programs in English or Comparative Literature; they may also enter law or other professional schools.


Technical Writing and Communication (GC)

While not a graduate degree, the graduate certificate in Technical Writing and Communication is designed to confirm graduate training in technical writing. The certificate can be completed entirely online and develops the student’s writing skills for the professional and technical business environment. The program trains students in technical communication, including text formatting, documents and reports, graphics, and oral communication. In addition, students receive instruction in editing documents and engage in real-world technical writing.