EnglishBachelor of Arts

Love English? We read it. We write it. We analyze it. We apply it.

English majors are the foundation that build the future of business education, education, and entertainment.

Start your future in English.

Program Highlights

Get Your Degree in English

According to Forbes “companies are four times more likely to say they’d hire and English major with a credential” over other fields of study.

Successful Careers

Here are some of the fields our graduates have entered: public relations, non-profit, education, publishing, law, business, journalism, library science, human resources, corporate communications, and technical writing.

Extracurricular Opportunities

At Friends University English majors can participate in English Club, Sigma Tau Delta (international English honor society), and The Mews (online writing magazine). All students have the opportunity to present original research or creative writing at national conferences such as Southwest Popular American Culture Association and Sigma Tau Delta International Conference.

Learn From Scholarly Faculty

With department scholars in J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Sandra Cisneros, Zora Neale Hurston, Shakespeare, digital humanities, gothic literature, film, young adult literature, and women’s literature, English at Friends gives you the opportunity to study both modern and classic writing.

Sigma Tau Delta Conference

Our very own professor Dr. Kassia Krone is the current High Plains Regent for Sigma Tau Delta. As such, the Sigma Tau Delta Conference will be held at Friends University in the Fall of 2024!

Grad School Work

Many of our graduates have gone on to graduate study for English, law, business, education, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, archival studies, library science, and other related fields.

Alumni Spotlight

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“I knew that by attending Friends I would have the opportunity to learn from some of the best instructors. And, now that I have worked in higher education, I believe Friends University employs well-respected scholars and attracts some of the best students around. Without question, Friends is one of the finest educational institutions in Kansas, and I am proud to say I graduated from Friends University.”

Matt Skillen, English graduate

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