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School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

The English major at Anderson University focuses on literature. Students explore this discipline broadly and must take upper-division courses in British literature, American literature, and at least one other genre. The program is flexible enough to allow you to choose coursework about which you are passionate and to combine it with a complementary major or minor as you prepare to achieve your goals.

Program Overview


English majors immerse themselves in literature from a variety of genres and nurture their own creativity through writing classes, participation in the university’s literary magazine, and writing conferences.

In addition, students are able to pursue advanced training in expository, argumentative, nonfiction, and creative writing. The department also provides opportunities for students to participate in various publications and contests.



  • Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Speechwriting
  • Publishing

English and writing majors at Anderson University develop an advanced skill set that is highly sought after in nearly every profession.

Our graduates have gone on to work in publishing, professional writing and editing, creative writing, social media management, teaching, print and web marketing, grant writing and research, internal business communication, public speaking and speech writing, and more.



Among the classes in the 35-hour major are:

  • Global Literature
  • Special Topics in Literature
  • British Literature of the Nineteenth Century
  • American Poetry


  • Graduate with a BA in English in three years.
  • Graduate with a BA in English in four years.
  • Graduate with a minor in English with 15 credit hours.
  • Complete the 3+1 program, from BA to MBA.

3+1 Program

Graduate with a BA in English and a MBA with the 3+1 program. You’ll spend four years total at AU and earn two degrees while you’re here.

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