Undergraduate English

English B.A.

Hembree with StudentsThe English major offers a course of study that provides a solid foundation for rewarding careers and informed citizenship. Today, there is no better way to prepare for careers requiring analytical and communication skills than to major in English. Students who love to read, write, and explore new ideas will be challenged to reach their full potential as culturally literate individuals.

The undergraduate program is intellectually challenging and academically flexible; it provides a solid general background in literature while also offering a varied menu of elective courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
B.A. in English

  1. Students will develop a broad knowledge of British and American literary history.
  2. Students will develop effective skills in research and literary analysis.
  3. Students will develop advanced writing skills.

Concentrations

Students can choose to apply their electives to an optional concentration.

Creative WritingCreative Writing
Creative writing expands towards different writing and editing styles such as fictional, poetry, non-fictional, and more.

Professional WritingProfessional Writing
Learn about theories and practices of professional writing such as Modern Composition, Technical Editing and Reporting, and Legal Writing.

Pre-LawPre-Law
Prepare for a Juris Doctor degree and the academic rigors of law school. Your studies will cover Literary Criticism, Advanced Journalism, and Modern Composition.

JournalismJournalism
Journalism will expose you to feature writing, reporting, editing and more.


New Orleans Regional LiteratureNew Orleans Regional Literatures
Examine a great American movement in literature. Studies include Women and Literature, Black Literature, Genres from 1500 to1860, and more.

Degree Requirements | Concentration Requirements

Minor in English

The Department of English offers students a very flexible minor program. To achieve a minor in english the student must complete 18 hours credit in history with a 2.0 average.

Read more about minoring in English

Study Abroad Programs

Study abroad programs are also available in Innsbruck, Prague, Costa Rica, Madrid, Montpelier, and Rome. Many English faculty regularly teach in these programs.

 

Have Questions?

Patricia Roger, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Advisor
Phone: (504) 280-6194 
Email: pmroger@uno.edu

Scholarships & Awards

The Department of English offers a number of scholarships and awards to students.