Programs of Study - English

The English department offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in English, as well as three minors, which are open to undergraduate students regardless of major.

Students who elect to focus on creative writing can choose from several courses in fiction, poetry, and even screenwriting. Students interested in Journalism can take it as either a minor or as a secondary teaching field in the BSE (with any major). In addition, students seeking to enrich their background in literature while majoring in fields may choose to add a minor in English.

English in the Campus Community and Abroad

Supporting students outside of class is important to ESU's Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. The Writing Center is available to assist students with all parts of writing papers and our affiliated Recognized Student Organizations offer students the chance to engage with their peers in extracurricular activities and be recognized for their contributions as literary citizens:

  • ESU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English honor society, promotes student interaction, scholarship, and philanthropy.
  • The Best of ESU, an annual anthology of exemplary student work, celebrates excellence in writing campus-wide. 
  • Students are encouraged to share their creative writing with peers in Quivira and publish their work in the student literary journal of the same name. 
  • The Bulletin, our campus newspaper, allows students to investigate and report on the issues that are important to the campus and community.
  • Gain real-world publishing and editing experience working on the Flint Hills Reviewan annual, nationally circulated publication with a particular interest in region, including regions of place, regions of ethnicity, regions of gender, and regions of memory.
  • Faculty-led study abroad trips help students learn about literature and the culture that creates it in an immersive way.