The English language is a powerful tool. Biola’s English major will equip you to wield it with confidence and artistry. Through the program, you’ll learn to analyze and appreciate great works of literature while also honing skills in communication, persuasion and creative expression.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s English program offers several key advantages:
As an English major, you will focus on developing your ability to speak and write with clarity and on understanding the uses of language as a means of interpretation, persuasion and critical thinking from a Christian perspective. Some topics and course highlights include:
A degree in English provides exceptional preparation for careers in communication fields such as journalism, education, media and techonology. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in rewarding professions such as:
Many of Biola's english studies graduates continue their education, while others move directly into careers. Professional highlights include:
I love studying English at Biola because it has given me the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about literature from a Christian perspective.”
I really appreciated the opportunities to just read so many full books and primary texts, and the scholarly rigor with which the professors and many of my fellow students thought about and discussed what we studied.”
I love that, because of the small class size, we are able to have such personalized attention both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The small class size allows for collaborative and formative discussions, and my writing has greatly improved from individual advice from professors. ”