BA in English

What is the Bachelor of Arts in English?

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree is designed to develop the reading and critical thinking skills of its students, as well as strengthen their written and oral communication skills, and their ability to engage in research. In addition, students learn about literary theory, the history of the language and literature, and linguistics. The benefits derived from the English curriculum serve graduates well in a number of real world situations.

What do students enrolled in the English program do?

English majors learn to read critically, communicate both through written and oral means, and analyze literature. Through study and research, most students develop an appreciation of history and culture as well.

Is this major right for you?

You might consider an English major if you are interested in a career as a writer, editor, or professional communicator for any of a variety of publications or businesses, or if you have a desire to become an effective communicator in the mass media. If you have an interest in teaching English at the post-secondary level or enjoy communicating through written and oral means, the English program could be right for you.

About our students

In our English program, students have many opportunities such as

  • graduate work in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or Comparative Linguistics
  • translation
  • overseas teaching
  • editing and publishing
  • copy writing
  • reporting
  • going on to Law School or Business School

About our graduates

When you graduate from Southern Wesleyan University with a BA in English, you can join alumni and graduates in prestigious graduate schools and programs all across the nation, including:

  • The University of South Carolina
  • The University of Georgia
  • Clemson University
  • Washington University

You will be prepared for variety of careers:

  • Writing
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
  • Editing
  • Technical writing
  • Public relations

Our graduates have landed jobs at:

  • Public schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Media outlets