• Critical Skills
  • Demand for skilled writers.
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Department of English

Welcome

The McMurry University Department of English provides students with the ability to conduct literary research and report their findings, a college-level acquaintance with literary traditions, improved critical reading, and an acquaintance with linguistics and language.

About the Major

The Department of English provides improved higher-level thinking skills manifested in writing and discussion. Two degrees and a minor are available: B.A. in English or a B.A. in English and Writing. Students can also choose to pursue a Minor in English.

Departmental Honors and Awards

Associated with the English Department are two organizations of interest to students: Sigma Tau Delta, a professional and national honor society for students of literature and language; and the Galleon, the literary magazine of McMurry University.

More information about the Honors program can be found on the Honors Program webpage.

In the Classroom

The Department of English is led by a group of dedicated, experienced faculty members. These faculty members are experts in:

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Composition
  • Children’s Literature
  • English Renaissance
  • English Romanticism
  • Film and Literary Classics
  • Literary Theory
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Shakespeare
  • Writing Mechanics
  • and more!

Beyond McMurry

English students have gone on to:

  • Law schools
  • Medical schools
  • Pharmacy schools
  • Graduate schools
  • Teachers in secondary schools

Careers in publishing are also popular and the ability to think and write clearly are skills in high demand in the business world.