BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Explore various literary and composition genres as you earn your degree

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers a bachelor's degrees in English that let students explore a variety of authors and genres from Shakespeare to Mexican-American Literature, while composition courses let them polish their skills in academic writing. A distinguished faculty, small class sizes and innovative courses and programs add to the valuable benefits of earning an English degree at OLLU.

The new concentration and minor in Professional and Technical Writing will teach students the skills to communicate digitally through the creation of technical and business documents and field-specific research methods and citation practices. The program allows for an emphasis in writing in various disciplines such as the sciences, the social sciences, medicine, and business. The skills learned through this program will create digitally literate students who will be an important asset to future employers. 

Composition courses taught in computer labs enhance the writing experience. A mixture of service-learning and


 
interdisciplinary courses offer students new pedagogical approaches to their studies. The senior portfolio, part of the graduation requirements for the program, allows students to reflect on their studies and prepare for career opportunities and graduate school.

Students interested in teaching English at the secondary level receive a Bachelor of Arts in English. The degree requires courses in English and education.





Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.


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