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Department of English


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.

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