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

  • Student Send-Off

    August 7, 2014

    Are you an incoming Biola student for the 2014/15 academic year? Get acquainted with the Biola community before even arriving on campus! A 2014 Biola Student Send-Off Mixer is coming to a town near you, and we want you to be there!

  • Biola Bound

    October 25, 2014

    Do you want to visit Biola, but live out-of-state or in zip codes 94000-96199? Biola Bound may be the perfect visit opportunity for you! Come for a great weekend, explore what Biola has to offer, and have some fun in Southern California.

  • Conservatory of Music Visit Day

    November 17, 2014

    Are you a sophomore, junior or senior in high school or transfer student who plans to major in Music? Well you are in luck because the Conservatory of Music has dedicated a day just for you! Our music visit day has exclusive opportunities for you to audition, visit classes, tour the campus, and enjoy a delicious meal in our cafeteria.

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