From CEOs and TV executives to Supreme Court justices and presidential candidates, English majors are leaving their mark in the world and the workplace. Strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills are vital in today’s communication-driven society. A CUAA degree in English focuses on teaching these transferrable skills and preparing you for a vast number of career opportunities.

The CUAA Advantage

An English degree from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:

  • Versatile skills that complement careers in business, teaching and the ministry
  • Opportunities to express yourself in the classroom and through co-curricular clubs and activities
  • Educators committed to the success of every student
  • A challenging academic community dedicated to your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth
  • An emphasis on servant leadership
  • Tools to achieve personal and professional growth

Program Highlights

CUAA’s English program includes the study of writing, language, and literature. From linguistics and grammar to literary criticism and creative writing, we focus on developing well-rounded, inquisitive leaners that can question, research and evaluate the issues of the day.

Learning Outcomes

As a CUAA English graduate, you’ll know how to:

  • Produce clear, effective, and expressive written communications
  • Display a solid understanding of grammar
  • Think critically and communicate clearly
  • Examine complicated text and evaluate its design, framework, and influence
  • Understand and apply the theory and craft of creative writing, including short stories and poetry
  • Display strong language use and composition skills
  • Explore contemporary American literature through different genres and writers
  • Study American, English and world literature as a reflection of civilization
  • Develop a Christian perspective on humanities and the arts

Career Paths

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Editing and publishing
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Ministry
  • Public relations


English majors complete coursework in language, expression, English literature, and a variety of electives based on individual interests. See our course catalog for details.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Communication
  • Theatre
  • Public Relations
  • Education

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Lab science
  • Social studies
  • Foreign language