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English, BA


January 6, 2022

Express Yourself

An English major at The W allows you to explore cultures through their artistic written production, developing the skills of analyzing complex literary texts and arguing for an interpretation. You can delve into American, English, and World literature, creative writing, teaching English as a second language (TESL), and secondary education.


As an English major, you will take classes such as:

  • Shakespeare
  • African American Literature
  • Literature of the South
  • LGBTQ+ Literature
  • Modern Poetry


Creative Writing Concentration

The Creative Writing Concentration allows you to explore your creative side while gaining a rich background in literary traditions. We offer fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and playwriting with a four-genre intro course and advanced workshops. Our students go on to earn MFAs in creative writing and find jobs in writing careers in publishing, public relations, web content creation, and more.


Optional Teaching Certificate

Students who wish to teach English in middle school or high school can choose the Teaching Certificate Track. You will take teacher training courses in addition to your subject classes. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the State of Mississippi.


Median national salary for Editors according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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