In addition to providing an overview of literature, the Bachelor of Arts in English degree program improves students' ability to read perceptively, think critically, conduct research, and write persuasively.

This degree has some flexibility which allows students to tailor their program of study to meet their specific needs.

Related Careers

The undergraduate English major has traditionally been viewed as good preparation for careers in law, government, business and publishing as well as for careers in teaching and writing.

Training in the analysis of texts makes English majors strong candidates for law, seminary, or divinity schools. Experience with editing and research prepares them for jobs in publishing or in the growing field of technical writing.

A background in literature and writing prepares graduates to teach in a private high school or to become certified to teach in public schools*. Interested graduates can also find rewarding jobs teaching English in other countries. * Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education


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Dr. James Kelley
Professor of English

Phone: 601-484-0147
Fax: 601-484-0203
E-mail: jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu