The Department offers two undergraduate degrees in English and three minors: a minor in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and a minor in Journalism. At ESU, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in English. In addition, you can select Journalism as a second teaching field in the BSE (with any major) or as a minor.
Undergraduate students majoring in English or other fields may also elect to focus on creative writing and choose from several courses in fiction, poetry, and even screenwriting. In addition, students seeking to enrich their background in literature while majoring in fields other than English may choose to add a minor in English.
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 several societies provide extracurricular activities. ESU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, promotes student interaction and philanthropy. Students are encouraged to share their creative writing with peers in Quivira, and The Best of ESU celebrates excellence in writing campus-wide. The Flint Hills Review is an annual publication with a national circulation focusing each issue on a particular interest in region, including regions of place, regions of ethnicity, regions of gender, and regions of memory.