Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy*, Chairperson
Designed to afford students an integrated, comprehensive learning program, the English major teaches students the fundamental ways of organizing knowledge in the discipline. Majors may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree; both degrees prepare students for continued study in advanced programs, for teaching, or for entry into various professions where critical and creative thinking, writing and other communication and problem solving skills are valued and employed.
The major incorporates a writing-intensive requirement which integrates instruction in writing and the use of writing as a powerful learning tool into the whole curriculum, following a sequenced and coordinated plan. Students take four writing-intensive courses throughout the major.
Creative Writing Minor
Professional and Technical Writing Minor
The graduate program in English leading to a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree prepares students for teaching at the secondary and college levels, for continued study in pursuit of the doctoral degree and for entry into various professions where critical thinking and writing are valued and employed. For further information, consult the Radford University Graduate Catalog.