"Literature is the thought of thinking souls." Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) 

Real World Preparation
A degree in English helps you develop the ability to think clearly and critically, to analyze and interpret data and to communicate results. Such skills are in great demand by employers and career opportunities are abundant for graduates with an English degree.

At Governors State University, the Bachelor of Arts in English offers you a strong academic background in English studies, the creative analysis of literature and extended practice in writing. Within the undergraduate English degree, you may pursue coursework in literature, language, composition, technical writing or related studies in the humanities.

GSU's English program goes beyond a traditional study of classic literature. You also have the opportunity to study other cultures and societies through readings in African American, Native American, Latin, Asian and women's literature. You will learn critical theory and discover analytical techniques that can be applied to any field in any profession. A broad and comprehensive curriculum helps you better understand the world, and learn how to inform and persuade others through written and verbal communication.

Program Fact Sheet

Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements

Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements

Degree and Graduation Requirements

For a listing of recommended course work, please see the GSU transfer guides.

Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.

Advisor Information

Bradley Smith
Assistant Professor
Lisa (Hendrickson) Helm
Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support Services