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Bachelor's Degree in English

Gain a broad understanding of literary works and genres, while honing your creative writing, literary analysis and critical thinking skills.

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Bachelor's Degree in English

B.A in literature; literature with emphasis on creative writing; literature with B.S. in education; minor

English students learn to think critically, reason carefully, communicate effectively, and appreciate excellent writing. K-State students take classes from award-winning writers, nationally known scholars and some of the state's best university instructors.


The K-State difference

K-State's undergraduate curriculum in English offers concentrations in

  • literature,
  • creative writing and
  • literature with teaching licensure,

as well as minors in

  • literature,
  • writing, and
  • children's and young adult literature and culture.

Our faculty teach everything from Old English to contemporary popular literature, and many have won prestigious teaching awards.

Each semester, the English department organizes professional development sessions and meetings to assist students with applications to graduate and professional programs. Alumni also frequently return to share their own professional paths with current students.

Did you know?

Recent English majors have won university and national awards from the Center for Entrepreneurship, Chapman Center for Rural studies and more. This high level of success is reflective of small class sizes, internship opportunities and many prominent visiting writers.


Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process.



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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

K-State students studying abroad

Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

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Prelaw students on campus

Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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