Dr. Beth Howells
Interim Department Head
Phone: 912.344.2867
Fax: 912.344.3494

Bachelor of Arts in English

English majors follow a traditional program of study which includes both literature and advanced writing courses. Students have their work professionally evaluated by their professors and compete each spring at various levels in the LLP Annual Writing Awards Competition.

Career Opportunities

All career fields are open to English majors. Many of our graduates have pursued advanced degrees in English, law, history, comparative literature and foreign languages. A number of our students teach locally in public and private schools or pursue careers in education administration. English majors are not limited to teaching. A recent survey shows that a majority of our graduates choose non-academic professions attesting to the diversity of an English degree. Our graduates have been hired by the following:

  • Alloy Industrial Contractors
  • Armstrong State University
  • Connect Savannah
  • Derenne  Middle School
  • Hyatt-Regency Hotel
  • Public Relations Department for the City of Savannah
  • United Shipping Lines
  • Richmond Hill High School
  • Rome News Tribune
  • Savannah High School
  • Windsor Forest High School
  • WSAV Television

Program Features

At Armstrong, students experience small class sizes, personalized plans of study and accessible professors. Students have access to a Writing Center that features free tutoring, and state of the art computer labs. Students also have the unique opportunity to attend guest lectures and meet visiting writers.

Course of Study

This 124-hour bachelor’s degree program includes courses taken to meet core curriculum requirements as well as major courses. Literature courses may include American, British, Medieval, 20th Century American, African-American, Post-Colonial, and Southern literature. In the Senior Capstone Seminar course, students develop original research. The English BA degree is distinct from the English Professional Communications degree in that students prepare for research and scholarly writing as opposed to the professional writing of the Communications Degree.