English, BA

English at Greenville University

Explore the “literary life” and build professional and creative skills in a faith-based environment as you pursue a bachelor of arts in English. Prepare for global citizenship as a critical thinker, careful reader, arts advocate, and dedicated professional.

An English major will help you to interpret and synthesize complex information, communicate with competence and creativity, and employ versatile research and problem-solving skills.

Travel to lands only barely imagined. Dip your hand in poetry and short story writing, and maybe re-imagine a TV show. Act out scenes and engage with authors by re-imagining endings.

*Please consult the academic catalog for the authoritative source on academic requirements and courses.

 
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Build your portfolio

Opportunities to publish at Greenville University are unparalleled. Build your portfolio and resume by contributing to campus publications.

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Mentorship

Enjoy mentoring from professors who actively work as novelists, actors, and playwrights. GU’s 11:1 student to faculty ratio ensures that faculty know and care for you.

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Paid positions

Greenville University is proud to offer select paid media positions for students as editors, designers, and podcast producers. Technical positions at The Factory Theatre are also available.

 

Why GU

Take Classes Anywhere

Take Classes Anywhere

Become part of small group discussions in a relaxed environment in class, on the gym stairs, at the coffee shop - anywhere on our campus with colors and shapes that morph with time and season.

Express Yourself

Express Yourself

We provide the resources you need to hone your creativity. Take part in immersive performances in our campus park; perform plays like a rendition of Romeo and Juliet set in 90’s Greenville College; or create ‘zines, podcasts, or web portfolios.

Practice Global Citizenship

Practice Global Citizenship

In addition to helping you think critically about your role in the world, instructors will encourage you to immerse yourself in world events, guiding you through selective literature that will engage your mind and give you pause just when you think you have the answer.

Unparalleled Opportunities

Unparalleled Opportunities

Unparalleled publication opportunities. Student publications offer you the chance to write in various literary forms, including online news, feature articles, fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry, podcast scripts, and more.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Serve as an editor or producer as you advance in the program and gain valuable experience for a career in an English-related field.

 

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