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English, BA

Are you interested in studying literature? Honing your writing skills? Developing an understanding of teaching?

This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of English & World Languages prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

An English degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that allows you to concentrate your studies on the area that interests you to prepare you for the career you want.

English, BA is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive


What You'll Study


In the English program, you’ll concentrate on the area you’re interested in, whether creative writing, professional writing, literature, teaching or a fast track to a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Course List

Focal Points


Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a concentration in Literature

Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a concentration in Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a Secondary Teacher Certification

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The Department of English and World Languages seeks to serve the larger university and greater Augusta community through public event programing and collaborative projects with local schools.

Events like the annual African-American Read-In and the Sand Hills Writers Series draw public participation and outside guests.

Publications like the Sand Hills Literary Journal and others give students opportunities to build impressive portfolios of published work.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.


Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.


Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

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Interested in teaching?

Secondary Education certificate available

If you are interested in working with students in grades 6-12, you might consider a certificate in Secondary Education in addition to your degree. Teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel must be certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to teach in elementary, middle, or secondary public schools.

Augusta University offers an opportunity to complete your teaching certification while earning your degree within specific programs of study. Once students have completed their coursework and passed their certification, they can add secondary teaching education to their list of career opportunities.

Your Future

Career Options

The core skills of accurate communication and analytical thinking are valued across the employment spectrum, and the concentrations tailor those skills for specific career areas such as publishing, writing for business or public organizations, teaching, or entering graduate programs like the Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Major concentrations make it easy for students to match their academic interests with their career goals.

Internships and dynamic extracurricular opportunities ensure students have a broad range of experiences.

Research by faculty and students contributes to the wider community of scholarship.

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.