The department of English offers undergraduate majors a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English.
The program of study for undergraduate English majors aims to enhance appreciation and knowledge of literature and the writing process. Through exposure to significant literary works and to the tools for understanding and analyzing what they read and write, students will develop an understanding of the history and background of English-language literatures, including texts in translation central to the discipline. Course work in the major includes offerings in culturally diverse English-language literatures with a foundation in British and American traditions, embracing the writing process and critical analysis. This background prepares English majors to enter diverse careers or to pursue graduate study. Bridgewater State University English majors have achieved success in a wide variety of occupations including teaching, banking, law, medicine, publishing, government service, public relations, technical writing, creative writing, advertising and business administration.
Within the English major, students may also pursue a writing concentration or combine their program with licensure in elementary, middle school, or secondary education.
The department offers an honors program for students who wish to pursue independent study culminating in a thesis.
The department offers an honors program for students who wish to pursue independent study culminating in a thesis. Undergraduates may gain on-the-job experience through internships that provide training opportunities or pursue undergraduate research opportunities through the Adrian Tinsley Program. International travel and study opportunities are available through the international and exchange program.
The Department of English participates in multidisciplinary minors such as American Studies, Canadian Studies and Women's Studies. For specific information on these programs, consult the catalog section Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs.
Not all courses are available each semester, to view current course offerings, please visit InfoBear. For curriculum information, please view the College Catalog, the official college resource for up-to-date program information and course descriptions.
For undergraduate admission information including deadlines and costs for freshman, transfer and international student, please visit Undergraduate Admissions
Last Modified: December 8, 2011