English major/minor

As an English major or minor at Bluffton, you will explore the traditions of English, American and world literature, develop writing skills and explore critical theories.

The 16 hours of electives for the major, and nine hours of electives for the minor, allow your studies to be tailored to fit your particular goals and interests. Integrated Language Arts teaching licensure is available.

Oftentimes elective course topics are linked with professor's primary research - such as Catholic, Scottish or Gothic literature, poetry or fiction writing - which means that your professors are really passionate about the topics they are teaching.


Bridge editorial staffOur students

A team of ten students served as editorial associates for the first edition of “Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal.” Stories, prose and poems from 20 young writers were published in spring 2017. Editorial associates read, accepted and edited submissions along with creating layouts for proofreading and printing.

“I hope ‘Bridge’ will excite new voices to pursue their dreams in writing.”   >>> their story    
>>> more about Bridge


This major can be completed in three years if you are a dedicated and ambitious student.

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Guidelines are available to help you plan courses to complete a major in English in three years or four years

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