English Degree at WSU Tri-Cities
The bachelor of arts in English provides students with a broad critical and cultural understanding of literature and literary studies, while at the same time emphasizing the writing and analytical skills that are crucial to success in the university, in professional and graduate school and in the workplace.
The program of study is flexible and allows English majors to focus on particular areas of intellectual interest, to pursue electives, minors and second majors in other departments, and to shape their academic careers in line with professional and personal interests. The curriculum is designed for students who:
- Desire a broad education emphasizing language and literature;
- Wish to prepare for graduate studies in English or related fields; and
- Intend to use the background and skills learned in the major as a foundation for careers in writing, editing, law or business.
The curriculum provides majors the opportunity to complete their studies with a small discussion seminar or senior project in their area of emphasis.