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

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

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