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