• Overview
  • Language, literature and the world.

    Advanced literary studies challenge you to think and write critically about how words can reflect and shape the world.

    Designed to prepare students to teach at a college or to pursue a doctorate, the program allows you to tailor your studies to best fit your career goals, whether they include teaching, writing, editing or other field. You will explore language; literature; composition; rhetoric; literary theory, history and criticism; and more.

    Students in this program conduct independent scholarly research. The program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit for you if you:
    • Enjoy literature and the English language
    • Want to teach at the college level
    • Pursue a Ph.D.
    • Are self-motivated
    • Have the ability to work independently
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Teacher at a community or junior college
    • A doctoral student
    • Professional writer
    • Business writer
    • Environmental science or travel writer
    • Editor
    • Publisher
    • Researcher
    • Journalist
    • Manager
    • Public relations specialist
    • Marketing and communications specialist
    • Digital media specialist