Read. Write. Analyze.


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Hone your literary skills as you explore the written world through a BA degree in English, at NGU.

Explore African American Lit, Asian American Lit, British Novels, Poetry, Technical Writing, Women in Lit, Life and Memoir Writing, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and more.
Degree Options
Enjoy hands-on work like copywriting and editing? Choose a BA in English. Prefer to teach? Pursue a BA in English Language Arts Secondary Education. Two great options, limitless possibilities.
Hold Advanced Degrees
All English department faculty members hold advanced degrees in a variety of specialties. From Romanticism and Realism, to Naturalism and Postmodernism, learn from a broad array of experts.

You’ve Got (Many Ways) with Words

Pursue a variety of professions rooted in English. Writer/author of course. But also, grade school teacher, college professor, journalist, editor, librarian, public relations specialist, legal assistant, lawyer … you get it!

Nearly every profession uses the English language in some form or fashion. Study English at NGU and unlock countless career possibilities.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in English?

English is a rich and versatile language that opens doors to diverse opportunities and forms the backbone of effective communication. Through the study and mastery of English, you’ll gain the ability to express thoughts, share ideas, and engage in meaningful conversations.

Whether in writing, speaking, or interpreting literature, the power of English lies in its capacity to connect people across cultures and bridge understanding.

Embrace the beauty of language as you explore the depths of literature, hone your communication skills, and become a proficient communicator capable of making a lasting impact through the written and spoken word.


Freelance Writer or Author



Teacher or Professor

Technical Writer

Experience Learning While Perfecting Your Craft

Publication Opportunities

Literary professionals review your work. Then, the English department’s award-winning magazine, “The Mountain Laurel”, publishes it. Fine-tune your talents and gain exposure. Your win-win, at NGU.

Peer-to-Peer Teaching

Help others improve their writing as you tutor fellow NGU students. Engage in peer-review/editing opportunities with your classmates. Serve others while sharpening your ability to read, write, teach, and critique.

Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society

English majors who meet the admission requirements may pursue internships, apply for academic scholarships, and submit articles to Sigma Tau Delta-sponsored journals and online publications. It’s one more way to expand your professional network through NGU.

English Beside Experienced & Faithful Writers

Paul Thompson, Jr., PhD
Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences
Cheryl Collier, PhD
Professor, English
Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor, English
Angela Bullard, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Haley Gambrell, MA
Assistant Professor, English
Jenna Garrett, EdD
Professor, English
Jeffrey W. King, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Lucas Nossaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Rachel M. Roberts, PhD
Department Chair, English
Hiewon Shin, PhD
Professor, English
Becky Thompson, EdD
Professor, English
James Washick, PhD
Professor, English

Study English and Expand Your World

English Year 1

Year 1 Example Courses

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Western Civilization
  • Composition and Literature
  • New Testament Survey
  • Contemporary Mathematics
English Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Oral Communication
  • British Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • American Literature
  • Introduction to Sociology
English Year 3

Year 3 Example Courses

  • Advanced Grammar and Style
  • Literary Theory
  • Shakespeare’s Tragedies
  • Foreign Language
  • English Masterpiece
English Year 4

Year 4 Example Courses

  • English cultural identity course
  • Fine arts appreciation course
  • English masterpiece course
  • English Senior Seminar

Evaluate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the English Program?

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Rachel M. Roberts, PhD

Department Chair, English
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