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Emphasis Areas

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in English may select an emphasis area as a specialization to their Degree. We offer the following areas of emphasis:

Creative Writing

The Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing prepares students for professional careers in the creative writing world, MFA programs, and the rewarding world of writing and publishing.

The program also provides students with foundational knowledge in literature, writing and practice, critical thinking, literary theory, culture and diversity, literary citizenship, and the power of language that will empower them to innovate, communicate, and discover the necessary skills to thrive in their professional career paths and serve their community.


The Creative Writing emphasis requires a total of 46 credit hours.

Secondary Teaching

The Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Secondary Teaching is for students who seek to obtain a K-12 teacher license in English.

Students will also work closely with the Teacher Education Program to work on certifications, the Praxis exam, and student teaching opportunities to be gain the experience and necessary skills to thrive, lead, and innovate in the classroom.


In addition to the English requirements, the Secondary Teaching emphasis requires a total of 37 credit hours and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

Summer 2022

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$500 Scholarship Opportunity

Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

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Registration is Open

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Registration for both summer and fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

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