College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in English

Language is a powerful tool. We use it everyday to communicate with each other, to express ourselves, to make sense of the world around us. Northwest University's English program can help you harness the power of the written and spoken word to develop skills that you will use for the rest of your life, no matter what your career path. You'll study literature, poetry, and drama from around the world, exploring different perspectives and worldviews while challenging your own.

Alumni Story

Chuck Steinhilber

Every professor within the department cares about their students. Not only did they push me in my academics, they talked with me, gave guidance, and ideas for where to move on professionally. The fact that they care about their students shows. I don't think I'd be the editor and writer I am today without them.
Chuck Steinhilber, Editor at Expedia

Why English at NU?

  • Choose from three different concentrations: Literature, Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • Benefit from small class sizes, which allow one-on-one time with professors and a personalized learning experience.
  • Develop valuable communication skills that are highly sought-after in the workplace.
  • Learn both critical and creative writing, as well as public speaking skills, from professors who are accomplished in their fields, which range from publishing, to research, to literary analysis, and more.
  • Engage your faith through studying world literature and other religious and cultural traditions.
  • Join Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

Internship Opportunities

  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association
  • Seattle Magazine
  • Relevant Magazine
  • Gig Harbor History Museum
  • Northwest University Marketing Department

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the career paths you can take with a degree in English include:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Non-Profit

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