English

The Department of English equips students to explore, from a faith-informed perspective, the complex narrative worlds of both literature and life that they might live out their callings more intelligently and compassionately.

What will I study?

English majors will gain an understanding of the uses of language as a means of exposition, persuasion and critical thinking, an ability to speak and write with clarity, and an understanding of literature as a record of the development of human thought and a reflection of cultural history.

Concentrations

Admissions Requirements

While there are no additional admissions requirements, those enrolling in the English major are expected to maintain a minimum of a B- average in their English classes. English majors are also expected to take the project of reading, writing, and literary analysis seriously, exemplifying the academic rigor necessary to excel in the field.

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

English Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Creative Writing
  • Intro to Shakespeare
  • Contemporary Literary Theory
  • African American Literature

What can I do with a degree in English?

  • Author
  • Copy Editor
  • Journalist
  • Researcher
  • Grant Writer
  • Teacher

Why choose English at Biola?

In addition to our curriculum, the Department of English has distinctives including:

  • Small seminar-style classes
  • A literary, social, and service project-oriented Guild of English Scholars
  • An annual undergraduate literary conference
  • Yearly publication of both a creative and critical journal

What are BU English graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the English major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, California State University Long Beach, Talbot School of Theology, Baylor University, Georgetown University, Boston College, University of Washington, University of Southern California, University of California Irvine, University of California Riverside, Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-Upon-Avon, University of Birmingham, University of Connecticut, Claremont Graduate School

Back to Academics

  • Junior Sessions

    April 16, 2014

    Juniors in high school!! Do you want a taste of the college experience? Join us at Biola University on one of our many available dates for a Junior Session. You will have the opportunity to go to chapel, attend a Junior (information) Session given by one of our Admissions Counselors, tour the campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria (on us!), and attend a class in the afternoon (optional).

  • Dinner with Director

    April 30, 2014

    Registration for Dinner with Director is OPEN! Bring your high school son or daughter to Biola and join us on this exclusive visit opportunity. We will take you on a tour of the campus, accompany you for dinner in our Cafe Banquet Room, and share with you the distinctiveness of Biola University by André Stephens, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Dining, Dorms and Deposits

    May 1, 2014

    The Admissions Staff at Biola University understands that making your decision of where to attend college is an exciting time – we're here to help! Come by our office on Thursday, May 1, where you can submit your deposits go on a tour of the dorms, and have a relaxing meal in the cafeteria – on us!

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