The English Major

If you love to read or write, then English is a natural major for you.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with five areas of concentration: American Literature │ British Literature │ Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies │ Writing and Rhetoric │ World Literature

English majors acquire a broad background in literature taking courses that stress literary history, literary genres, and the achievements of individual authors. Your coursework will strengthen your writing and encourage you to think critically. Writing and critical thinking skills are necessities in almost any field and as a result, FAU’s English major will open up a world of career opportunities.


For more information about the English major, please refer to the Undergraduate English Major Checklist.

Transfer Students:

At least 75% of the major must be completed in the Department of English at FAU. Transfer work to be credited toward the degree must be evaluated by the department.


4-Year Program Guide for First Year Students

Get on track to graduate! The 4-Year Program Guide is intended for incoming freshmen. Students may print this out and bring a copy with them when they meet with their Freshmen Advisor in University Advising Services. Students will be able to meet with the English Department advisor once they reach 30 credit hours.

What can you do with an English Degree?

Want to know what you can do with your degree in English? Please follow this link to find out!


Student Learning Objectives