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Gain a practical understanding of English composition, history, and literature with our in-depth degree program.

Our program opens the door to a wide variety of career opportunities, both in English education, higher education, and other professional paths. Our experienced instructors will provide training in the history and structure of the English Language, Shakespeare, composition and literary analysis, and effective communication.

Our program emphasizes the development of practical skills in writing, literary study, and critical theory. You will also choose elective courses designed to suit your specific interests.

Literature Track

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Track

Writing Track

Majors: Gain the knowledge necessary to pursue an advanced degree, apply for teaching certification, or excel in an English-focused career.

Minors: Fine tune your English literacy skills to supplement your vocational calling.

Concentrations: Develop a solid base of effective communications, both spoken and written, to enhance your marketability in a diversified workforce.

We have scholarship opportunities!

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

Career Opportunities

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
  • Screenwriter
  • Speechwriter
  • Grant writer
  • Proposal writer/manager
  • Public-relations writer
  • Press agent
  • Journalist
  • Book editor
  • Magazine editor
  • Copy editor
  • Web-content writer/editor
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal/legal assistant
  • Court reporter
  • Librarian


Department Chair

LaDonna Friesen, M.A.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of English

Regular Faculty

Shelley Block, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Blake Petersen

Assistant Professor of English & Director of the TESOL Program

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Barbara Howard, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English

Dara Brannan, M.S.

Assistant Professor of EnglishThe Write Place Director

Adjunct Faculty

Tyler Nelson

Adjunct Faculty, English

Nathan H. Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English, Adjunct Faculty, English

Marilyn Yung

Adjunct Professor

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