What makes University of Providence unique?

The English program emphasizes through literature and composition the distinctly humanizing influences of the past and present. Students majoring in English will strongly enhance their analytical abilities in both written and oral expression.

English major and minor Program Objectives

  1. Students will engage with questions central to the study of literary art such as its place within a culture and our criteria for appreciation, judgment and interpretation.
  2. Students will employ a variety of approaches-formal, linguistic, historical, and theoretical-to critically read a wide range of texts.
  3. Alone and collaboratively, students will creatively express ideas in writing and speech by using various strategies of invention, organization, revision, editing, and publication for at least two of the following audi­ences: classmates, the scholarly community, professionals, and the public.
  4. Students will identify and respectfully engage with challenging questions and with diverse perspectives, both minority and majority, that are presented by literary works.

Career Preparation

English graduates develop valuable skills and abilities for careers in business, communications, education, law, public relations, and many other fields. A degree in English prepares the student for a wide variety of careers and for advanced studies in numerous fields.

Potential career opportunities include:
  • Business
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Law
  • Professional Writing


Bachelor of Arts in English




English Minor Offered


Curtis Bobbitt
Gavin Hurley
Rachel Morgan
Joe Nelson
Aaron Parrett