Bachelor of Arts, Department of English

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See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the English Program is to guide students, within a robustly Catholic liberal arts college setting, toward a greater understanding of themselves, others, and the world through the wisdom of excellent writing. Intensive reading and writing, critical evaluation of ideas and arguments, and engagement in scholarly communities prepare our students for careers that require superior writing, reading, speaking, and thinking skills.

Degree Objectives

  • Helping students achieve proficiency in reading and writing
  • Acquainting students with their rich cultural and literary heritage
  • Providing a solid foundation for the future graduate student, English teacher, or professional valued for superior reading and communication skills.


Steve Mirarchi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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Other Department Offerings:

  • Major in English and Theatre Arts
  • Major in English and Secondary Education
  • Minor in Writing
  • Minor in English