English & Literature

In the Department of English & Literature, we celebrate the power of words and their capacity to influence our lives and our world. Our desire is to ignite students’ love of words through the study of literature, writing, and linguistics and to honor Christ as the foundation for our teaching and learning.

The mission of the Department of English & Literature is to educate students in literature, creative writing, and professional writing within a Christian context. We seek to prepare students for employment in a broad range of professions and ministries. Students are prepared for the pursuit of advanced degrees in literature and writing as well as related fields such as law and library science.

As they integrate their faith with their discipline, students are prepared to succeed as scholars, writers, teachers, and communicators and to enjoy a lifelong relationship with words.

Majors and Programs

The Department of English & Literature offers a degree in English with the following concentrations: Literature, Writing, and Literature & Writing. This degree along with the program concentrations prepares you for further graduate study and careers working in various industries.

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