Welcome to the English Program
The undergraduate major in English offers students a strong academic background in English studies, the creative analysis of literature and extensive practice in the process of writing that will enable them to analyze, understand, and appreciate the diversity of the human experience and to meet controversy and challenge in appropriate, practical and intellectually satisfying ways.
Additionally, as a program that is foundational to the university's commitment to adult education and lifelong learning, it meets a continually increasing demand nationally and locally for liberally educated individuals in any discipline.
Within this major, students may pursue course work in language, literature, composition and related studies in the humanities. The curriculum emphasizes a variety of approaches to an expanded literary tradition and relates the works studied to social, political and historical contexts.
In pursuit of the program goals, the student acquires the necessary knowledge and skills of creative analysis and expression (written and oral) that mark the liberally educated person, i.e., a person who is prepared to meet the practical and analytical challenges of virtually any profession.
In addition, the undergraduate major in English with a concentration in English Teacher Education prepares students to meet the specific needs and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom.
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to BA in English Fact Sheet
Since GSU is an upper-division and graduate institution, our students are all transfer students. Therefore, we have developed articulation agreements to aid in the seamless transition from the area community college to GSU. The articulation/transfer guides can be found here.