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Department of English

B.A. in English

English is a versatile degree that allows unlimited career options because students are trained to be problem solvers and communicators. Students with a UHD English degree graduate with three to four years of training in persuasive writing, language and discourse analysis, critical thinking, and research. Individuals who have these skills are in high demand in today’s workplace.

The English degree is an excellent foundation for graduate study in Law, Library Science, Composition, Rhetoric, Literature, Creative Writing, and Technical Communication.

The BA in English at UHD trains students to analyze literary, cultural texts, and theoretical texts that develop students’ writing and independent research skills in literature, writing and rhetoric. Students can major in English and or choose one of the following concentrations:

Optional Concentrations

  • Creative writing emphasizes the development of creative writing skills with workshops in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and literary translation.
  • Film studies provides training in the formal analysis and historical study of film genres from the silent era to present.
  • English education equips students with the knowledge and credentials to teach high school and junior high English courses.


English graduates are equipped to :

  • Advertising
  • Copy writing
  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Corporate Training
  • Publishing
  • Media Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing/Editing

Degree Coordinator
Dr. S. Dahlberg
Room: S-1028
Phone: (713) 221-8949

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