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Northwest Missouri State University

B.S. English

English majors are dynamic. They learn to create, analyze, synthesize, construct, and deconstruct all forms of writing. As such, English majors make excellent information and communications managers. They are highly adaptable, so any field is open to them. An English degree makes an excellent pre-professional degree, not only for the reasons listed above, but also because the major requires a great deal of research. That training allows English majors to lap non-English-major law and med students. Other focuses for the major include creative and technical writing, areas which are in a serious state of growth at Northwest.

The requirements for the 36-hour Bachelor of Science in English provide a course balance of advanced writing and literature that is excellent preparation for the study of law, business, medicine; for careers in teaching, research, publishing, editing, advertising, journalism, technical writing and free-lance writing; and for management and other leadership positions requiring interpretive, diagnostic, and analytical problem-solving abilities.

Required Courses for English
B.S. Degree, 36 hours; Minor required

Course No.

Course Name


Core Requirements 18
Eng 10-233
American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 3
Eng 10-234
American Literature: 1865 to the Present 3
Eng 10-245
English Literature: Beowulf through the 18th Century 3
Eng 10-246
English Literature: Romantics to the Present 3
Eng 10-372
Introduction to Shakespeare 3
Eng 10-410
Professional Portfolio Preparation 3
English Requirements 18
Eng 10-315 Writing for the Professions 3

One course from: 3
Eng 10-304
Rhetorical Writing
Eng 10-311
Advanced Composition
Eng 10-420
Publication Skills
Eng 10-430
Writing for the Online Age
Eng 10-495
Internship in Writing and Research
Approved electives to total 36 hours 12
Total Hours 36