English (B.A.)

The faculty of the English major at Bryan College approach each course with an intellectual rigor that grows out of our love for the Lord and our subject.

We expect students enrolled in our courses to develop that same rigor. To that end, we are both broad and deep in the treatment of the subject matter for each course. We want students to learn to express their ideas through clear, persuasive writing.  We believe that a critical element in “making a difference in our world” is developing the ability to say what we mean and to mean what we say, and we place a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking skills which will make that possible.

The faculty believe that we are all called to rightly handle the truth and respect the text. Therefore, we are committed to providing you with a thorough understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of language, literature, and writing.

We will help you see literature and writing through the lens of scripture and develop a Biblical worldview that will enable you to make wise and ethical decisions in a society that challenges the very foundations of life and language.

Further, we are committed to sending you into graduate schools or professional venues with confidence in your ability to pursue your goals firmly grounded in the word of truth.


Creative Writing Option (B.A.)

Students learn to express their ideas through clear, creative writing and to be instruments of change in their chosen field, with a broad understanding of historical and cultural contexts.

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Literature Option (B.A.)

English Literature is a course of study designed to give students an overview of literature, grammar, and writing, which is both broad and deep.

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Secondary Licensure Option (B.S.)

Secondary Licensure is a complete English major offered in cooperation with the Department of Education which prepares students for a career in teaching.

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  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Writing

Sampling of Classes

  • Lewis and Tolkien
  • African American Literature
  • Southern Literature
  • Major Victorian Poets
  • Shakespeare
  • World Literature
  • American Literature
  • British Literature

Graduate Schools

  • Oxford University, England
  • The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • St. Andrews University, Scotland
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Tennessee
  • Clemson University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Louisiana
  • University of Illinois

Potential Jobs

  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Librarian
  • School Administrator
  • Business Executive
  • Research