Majors & Programs
The goal of the ACU Department of Language and Literature is to provide students with the core of a liberal arts educations while also preparing them for satisfying careers. To this end, the Department of Language and Literature offers these degrees and minors for ACU students:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English - The Bachelor of Arts degree in English prepares a student for graduate work in English, for careers as college English teachers, or for careers in technical or creative writing. It also provides preparatory training for law school, public relations, library science, personnel work, management, government work or the dozens of other fields which require a broad reading, self expression, an understanding of human nature and the ability to analyze and organize information. Since this degree allows a considerable number of elective hours, students majoring in English can often secure a major in a second field or a minor, thus enhancing their career options.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English for Teacher Certification - The Bachelor of Arts degree in English for teacher certification prepares students who wish to teach in high school with English as a single teaching field.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish - a traditional degree, flexible in application, that prepares students for graduate school, language proficiency and broad experience in literature and culture
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish for Teacher Certification - a collaborative degree with the Department of Teacher Education that prepares students to teach Spanish in elementary, middle, or high school settings
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in English - With available emphases in literature, writing, or composition, this graduate degree prepares students to teach in two-year colleges or to pursue doctoral study, and provides advanced training for secondary school teachers and those who wish to enter careers in writing. The M.A. in English requires 36 hours of coursework and involves thesis and nonthesis options. Graduate assistantships are available.
- Minor in English - Students may minor in English by taking 18 hours of English, including courses taken to satisfy University and Degree Core requirements. Six of the 18 hours must be upper-division literature, NOT writing, language or teaching courses.
- Minor in Business & Professional Writing - Students may minor in Business and Professional Writing by completing a selection of English, Journalism and Communication courses, including ENGL 111 and ENGL 112. Six of the 18 hours must be upper-division literature, NOT writing, language or teaching courses.