Pittsburg State University’s English major provides students the opportunity to select from four emphases: Creative Writing, Language, Professional Writing, and Traditional.
The Bachelor of Arts in English at Pittsburg State University is designed for students who enjoy the challenge of analyzing great works of British, American, and international authors, of engaging with the ideas and themes found in the best that has been thought and said, and of tracing the grand arcs of literary history. Although students take courses in grammar and writing, the majority of the courses focus on literature, including major authors and time periods, genres, themes, and special topics in literature from around the world.
Recent graduates have found careers as professional writers, grant writers, editors, web content developers, legal assistants, community college academic advisers, and managers in different kinds of businesses and organizations. Many of our graduates go on to M.F.A., Ph.D., or other professional programs.
Students have the opportunity to work with their professors to develop research projects and deliver presentations at national conferences.
The Department of English and Modern Languages offers baccalaureate degrees and a master’s degree program. B.A. programs are offered in English and in Modern Languages. A Bachelor of Science in Education and a master’s program are also offered in English. The department offers minors in English, English Teaching, Creative Writing, French, Professional Writing, and Spanish.
Students in the English major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
Students have an option to choose between these emphasis: