B.A. English

With a B.A. in English, students will graduate with an understanding of the different approaches to literacy research and criticism, composition theory and practice, history of the English language, literary analysis and advanced grammar.


Career Field

A B.A. in English gives students the background to pursue careers in:

  • Public Relations
  • Publication
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Film
  • Law and Public Service
  • Medicine
  • Management and Business
  • Education

The above list is only a fraction of things you can do with an English degree. Almost any endeavor that requires written or oral communication, along with critical thinking sills, benefits from an English degree.

Job Outlook

With a B.A. in English you will learn the fundamental skills of:

  • Creating compelling arguments
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Constructive criticism
  • Seeing the bigger picture of written work while also noting the details
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Understanding and respecting different points of view

These skills are essential for any career a graduate embarks on.


A B.A. in English gives you essential skills to excel in a variety of fields including communication, publication, education, journalism, medicine, law and fine arts.


  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher
  • Writer
  • Lexicographer
  • Publishing copy-editor / Proofreader
  • Web Content Manager
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Media Researcher
  • Social Media Manager

Expected employment growth of social media managers between 2018-2028

Faculty Profiles

Kristin Denslow, PhD

Department of English
Associate Professor

Renard Doneskey, PhD

Department of English
Professor and Department Chair

Jayne Doneskey, MA

Department of English
Assistant Professor