Bachelor of Arts inEnglish with an Emphasis in Professional Writing

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Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in the Twin Cities

4,500+

Enrollment (1,400 on-campus undergraduates)

10

average number of student events per week

10 minutes

travel time to downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul

1893

the year Concordia was founded

Program Overview
Credit Hours: 41

Majoring in English involves studying the history, structure, and use of the English language. As you read, discuss, and write about the literature and culture of English-speaking people, you’ll learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems.

You’ll specialize in one of four areas of emphasis (Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism or Professional Writing as you take 41 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In the English major, students will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems. Concordia University students develop these skills by working closely with knowledgeable faculty dedicated to relationship-based education through discussion, debate, course presentations, one-on-one consultations with professors and supervised writing projects. Students have many opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom to practical hands-on situations, such as writing for The Sword student newspaper, tutoring students in the Writing Center, student teaching or gaining internship experience at a local business. Professional Writing is one of the four areas of emphasis available to students.