Why Study English at CIU?

In the English program, reading, writing and critical thinking will prepare you to teach English on the secondary level and for graduate studies. You will be taught to write effectively in mission and marketplace ministries.

The English major focuses on intellectual development through reading, writing, and critical thinking. You will analyze literary characteristics of  Western, British or American literature and reserach literary works.

Your Future

Your career prospects as an English major are expanding with globalization. Due to changing demographics, school districts and employers need English majors to assist non-native English speakers in achieving greater fluency in the language. 

Your Next Step

See English as a great opportunity to serve God and others? Review our course requirements and suggested program of study. Get started today.

Featured Faculty: 
Steve Baarendse, English minor program coordinator at CIU Steve Baarendse
English Minor Program Coordinator

B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina

Sandra Young, Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Professor Sandra Young

B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia...Read More...