The English curriculum involves the study of language, literature and culture. Students can choose from a variety of courses, including Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, American Crime and Detective Fiction, Southern Culture, Thematic Studies in Literature and Film, and Chaucer.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science, the program offers an emphasis area in secondary education for students interested in teaching high school English and language arts.
On the graduate level, the program offers a dual enrolled Master of Arts in English with the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The program offers a number of popular minors for students already enrolled in other programs, including literature, writing, literature and film, American studies and creative writing.