Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English
Not all English majors become teachers. Some do, and we think our program prepares them to be very good ones. If you want to teach at the college level, our program will prepare you to pass the GRE and do graduate work with flying colors. But professions for English majors are much more numerous than most people think. Because of their highly developed skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and understanding of the human condition, English majors have a great advantage in professions as diverse as law, poetry-writing and medicine.
The major in English is a traditional course of study in literature and composition for the student who plans to attend graduate school (in English or another field) or to take a job not requiring certification to teach.
The program prepares the student for successful performance along a great variety of professional paths having to do with precise verbal expression and with philosophical knowledge of the human condition. The program requires coursework in writing, literary study, and critical theory, but it also asks the student to choose several elective courses to suit his or her personal interests.
Students study literature from various world cultures, especially British and American. Our English major alumni are prepared to compete for good graduate school positions, and they are well-equipped to enter many positions in the world of business that require high-level reading, critical thinking and writing skills. Their literary studies make them particularly suitable candidates for positions requiring a balanced understanding of human beings and their potential.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Composition and Literary Analysis||Introduction to at least four major literary-critical theories of the twentieth century and discussion of each theory's continuing potential for use in the current critical climate. Study and application of fundamental techniques for producing scholarly papers in literary analysis and interpretation.|
|American Literature before the Civil War||Study of American writing with emphasis on social and intellectual backgrounds from the Puritans through Transcendentalism.|
|English Literature Survey I, II, III||Surveys English Literature from the Medieval Era to the present, emphasizing major writers in each period.|
|History and Structure of the English Language||Introduction to modern linguistic analysis and a brief history of the English language.|
|Senior Seminar||Critical reading and writing as well as development of research skills with an emphasis on literary criticism. Addresses job opportunities, preparation of a resumé, and available professional organizations for English majors.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Luke Gibbs taught English courses at Central Bible College for eight years prior to the consolidation. He now is a full-time member of Evangel’s Humanities Department, teaching a variety of courses including American literature, world literature and composition. Gibbs grew up in Brazil, Portugal and Belgium as an Assemblies of God missionary kid. He […] read more
Dr. Diane Awbrey has been teaching English courses at Evangel since 2005. Prior to joining the Humanities faculty, Dr. Awbrey developed curriculum for the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. She has also taught at Central Bible College, Friends University and St. Michael’s College in Vermont. For a time she also owned her own magazine publishing business. […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- College/university professor
- High-school teacher (with professional Education degree)
- Technical writer
- Creative writer
- Freelance magazine writer
- Grant writer
- Proposal writer/manager
- Public-relations writer
- Press agent
- Book editor
- Magazine editor
- Copy editor
- Web-content writer/editor
- Paralegal/legal assistant
- Court reporter
NOTE: Recent statistics from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) indicate that students in the Humanities (which include English studies) tend to score higher on the MCAT than most other applicants, including Biology majors (AAMC, 19 Feb. 2012). Other AAMC statistics indicate that, by percentage, Humanities majors are the most likely applicants to be admitted to medical school.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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