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B.A. in English

Literature immerses you into worlds created by great imaginations. Studying the written word, and the techniques and theories behind it, will sharpen your abilities in analysis and creative writing. Earning the bachelor's degree in English gives you the skills to read and write about complex ideas, characters, and plot lines.

What you'll study
British, American, and world literatures provide a strong foundation for the English major. Choose to explore Shakespeare, the Beatniks, contemporary memoir, or fantasy/science fiction. Read closely through the lenses of popular culture, literary criticism, and theory. Discuss how magic happens on the page when a writer effectively expresses insight, technique, and creativity.

How you'll learn more
Refine your papers through the learning process of drafting, writing, and revising. Great professors inspire you, even as the great authors of the world become your teachers too. Meet current authors at campus events. Write or edit for NSU's student literary arts magazine or newspaper, or start your own poetry slam on campus.

Where it can take you
Communication and clear writing are essential tools to stand out in a world of digital clutter. Realize your potential in advertising, website production, or education. Continue to graduate studies in literature, law, and almost any field that demands strong communication skills. Be ready to write.

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Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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