English

Major: 
English
Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years
Description: 

The English program at St. Gregory’s focuses on developing each student’s creative potential. By taking a variety of courses in all the major areas of English, each student develops skills in reading, writing and understanding literature.

Our department strives to promote within students a sense of lifelong learning, along with the ability to communicate ideas effectively, no matter the forum. Due to the national decline in communication skills, there is an increasing demand for those who can communicate effectively. Because of our focus on intelligent and effective reading and writing, our graduates are well prepared to enter a number of possible fields.

Students who are interested in becoming English teachers can become certified by joining our English Education program.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

Professional writer, professional editor, university scholar, teacher, publisher, public relations, law

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

English, American, and World Literature, Creative Writing, Literary Theory, Shakespeare.

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

Even outside of your English classes, you will be able to develop your creativity and skills. In our Tradition and Conversation seminars, you will read and discuss the great classics of Western Civilization, from Gilgamesh to Martin Luther King’s speeches. If you would like to earn extra money, you can assist other students with their writing in our Academic Success Center.

You can publish your creative works in the college anthology, and even help edit it. You also have the option to become involved in theater, and act in or help produce interesting plays. Because we strive to produce well-rounded graduates, you will be encouraged to take a wide range of other humanities classes, such as Art, Philosophy and Theatre.

Our Commitment To You: 

Our excellent 12/1 student-to-teacher ratio allow us to give every student individual attention. Your ideas and your reading and writing skills will receive the utmost attention and development at St. Gregory’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU English major, email us at ergray@stgregorys.edu

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Liberal Arts, Communications, Theatre, English Education