Do you often find yourself getting lost in a good book? The bachelor degree program in English Literature at Southern Utah University allows students to escape into the pages of William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and other great writers. English is consistently one of the top 10 most popular bachelor degree programs at SUU because of the excellent education provided by published professors and experiential learning opportunities designed to assist students in their future careers. Imagine the thrill of discussing great literary works near the majestic mountains that surround Cedar City, Utah. The English Literature program offers robust reading and writing courses in many venues to prepare students to think critically, problem solve, and write clearly about their readings. No matter where your career leads after college, these are skills that will serve you well. This bachelor’s degree program is also excellent preparation for graduate or law school.
The English literature program at SUU gives students flexibility to personalize their education. For example, many students choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and receive a secondary education teaching certificate, which prepares them to teach at the high school level. When you graduate from Southern Utah University with a bachelor degree in English Literature, you will possess a broad understanding of writing and literary styles and just as important problem solving and communication skills to help you successfully enter a diverse range of excellent jobs.
American Literature--Study the beginnings of American Literature up through World War II while reading and writing about many of American Literary classics.
British Literature--Study the beginnings of British Literature through the present while reading and writing about many British Literary classics.
Literary Genres--Learn and collaborate with students and faculty to understand a specific literary genre such as the novel, poetry, film, prose or memoir.
Kristi Fillman, English Department Administrative Assistant
Name: Brandon Schrand
Graduated: Class of 1998
Current job: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing; Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Idaho; and author of The Ender’s Hotel: A Memoir (2007 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize)
"Many thanks to SUU and my professors, especially those in the Department of English, for providing a first-rate education. There is little doubt that I would have achieved what I have had it not been for my experiences at SUU."