B.A. in English

​B.A. in English ​​​​

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English equips students with the critical thinking and writing skills to excel in both graduate study and a variety of careers.

The English major is for students who love to read, discuss and write about great literature. Required courses include two semesters each of English and American literature, one semester of Shakespeare, four period literature courses, one genre literature course, one semester of Literary Criticism and Theory, and one semester of either Creative Writing or Creative Nonfiction. Students complete 36 credit hours of course requirements in addition to the College core curriculum.

Students should refer to the College Bulletin​ or the major status sheet for complete information regarding major requirements.​

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Current Students

​Each year, talented students from around the world bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of English and the campus have to offer.

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English Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in English

In addition to completing 85 credit hours of major coursework, students are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.
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Minor in Theatre

​A minor in theatre offers students the opportunity to develop both an appreciation of dramatic literature and skills in the various arts and crafts of the theatre.

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Minor in Interdisciplinary Classics

Grove City College students can earn a minor in interdisciplinary classics. Requirements include 21 credit hours of English, Greek, history, philosophy, political science and Latin.

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English Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in English and Communication

Grove City College provides a solid foundation to students wishing to educate the young men and women of tomorrow. Students majoring in English leading to 7-12 certification in English and Communication take courses specific to the major along with the required liberal arts and education core.
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Minor in English

Students complete 18 credit hours of course requirements to minor in English and may choose from a wide variety of courses.

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