A U N E professor and students stand with a statue of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond
Students in Professor Michael Cripps' class visit Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond.

Our B.A. in English emphasizes a global approach to literature that encourages you to work with not only texts written in English, but also ones that cross international boundaries and language barriers. We prepare you to read and analyze traditional texts like novels, short stories, and poems, as well as nontraditional ones like films, works of art, photographs, and forms of electronic communication.

Through a variety of theoretical approaches and hands-on work, you learn to analyze the heavily textualized world around you, preparing for a range of potential career paths. Our graduates become editors, writers, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, librarians, doctors, and more. With a degree in English, your skills of interpretation and analysis, ability to express yourself clearly and convincingly, and practical experience will help you succeed in almost any endeavor.   

To learn more about the program, see the Curriculum or Catalog.

Secondary Education Certification in English

If your goal is to be an English teacher at the middle school or high school level, you may take the secondary education courses offered by our Department of Education and complete the teaching internship necessary to qualify for State of Maine teacher certification (grades 7-12) upon graduation.  

We also offer minors in English and Writing.

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