The Department of Languages and Literature at Virginia State offers a remarkably flexible Bachelor of Arts degree in English with 7 possible concentrations, including a Minor in Secondary Education leading to a teaching endorsement.

The Department also offers Minors in English, Africana Studies, Film Studies in Literature, Drama, Writing, Spanish, and French.

In this section, you'll find specific details about each program.

English majors can find good-paying careers in many fields, including the media, marketing, program management, social work, medicine, law and others. Here are just a few of the job titles you might hold with a degree in English:

  • Technical writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Proofreader
  • Researcher
  • Grant writer
  • Poet
  • Author
  • Journalist

You may earn a teaching endorsement in combination with your English degree at VSU, which along with state licensure, allows you to teach at the secondary level.

Many English majors choose to continue their education by pursuing an MA or PhD, or they might earn advanced degrees in other fields such as law, political science, and history.

Majors in any of VSU's undergraduate programs are also welcome to declare a Minor in English, which requires only 18 credit hours.