Read. Write. Analyze.


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Hone your literary skills as you explore the written world through a BA degree in English, at NGU.

Explore African American Lit, Asian American Lit, British Novels, Poetry, Technical Writing, Women in Lit, Life and Memoir Writing, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and more.
Degree Options
Enjoy hands-on work like copywriting and editing? Choose a BA in English. Prefer to teach? Pursue a BA in English Language Arts Secondary Education. Two great options, limitless possibilities.
Hold Advanced Degrees
All English department faculty members hold advanced degrees in a variety of specialties. From Romanticism and Realism, to Naturalism and Postmodernism, learn from a broad array of experts.

You’ve Got (Many Ways) with Words

Pursue a variety of professions rooted in English. Writer/author of course. But also, grade school teacher, college professor, journalist, editor, librarian, public relations specialist, legal assistant, lawyer … you get it!

Nearly every profession uses the English language in some form or fashion. Study English at NGU and unlock countless career possibilities.

Experience Learning While Perfecting Your Craft

Publication Opportunities

Literary professionals review your work. Then, the English department’s award-winning magazine, “The Mountain Laurel”, publishes it. Fine-tune your talents and gain exposure. Your win-win, at NGU.

Peer-to-Peer Teaching

Help others improve their writing as you tutor fellow NGU students. Engage in peer-review/editing opportunities with your classmates. Serve others while sharpening your ability to read, write, teach, and critique.

Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society

English majors who meet the admission requirements may pursue internships, apply for academic scholarships, and submit articles to Sigma Tau Delta-sponsored journals and online publications. It’s one more way to expand your professional network through NGU.

English Beside Experienced & Faithful Writers

Jeffrey W. King, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
James Washick, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Hiewon Shin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Gregory Bruce, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of English | Honors Professor
Angela Bullard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Becky Thompson, EdD
Professor of English
Lucas Nossaman
Assistant Professor
Cheryl Collier, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Haley Gambrell, M.A.
Jenna Garrett
Assistant English Professor
Rachel M. Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Study English and Expand Your World

  • English Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Natural science course
    • Composition and Rhetoric
    • Western Civilization I
    • Old Testament Survey
    • First-Year Experience or Freshman Honors Seminar
    • Physical science course
    • Composition and Literature
    • Western Civilization II
    • New Testament Survey
    • Contemporary Mathematics
  • English Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Oral Communication
    • British Literature I
    • Foreign language course
    • General Psychology
    • American Literature I
    • American Literature II
    • Open electives
    • British Literature II
    • Foreign language course
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • English Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Foreign language course
    • Advanced Grammar and Style
    • Literary Theory
    • Literary Research
    • Shakespeare’s Tragedies
    • Foreign language course
    • English masterpiece course
    • Fine arts appreciation course
    • English elective
    • Upper-level writing course
  • English Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • English elective
    • Open electives
    • English cultural identity course
    • Fine arts appreciation course
    • English masterpiece course
    • English Senior Seminar

Evaluate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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