Program Overview

Why Study English at TFC?

The English major is a learning community that exists to prepare students with the Godly character and academic skills to pursue a career in English or related professional fields by analyzing and interpreting literary texts from a biblical worldview. This major, in a Christian context, allows students to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of literature and its contributions to life and culture.

Students in this program will gain factual knowledge of periods, movements, authors, and works in English and American Literature, as well as fundamental principles and theories of literary interpretation. Graduates from this program are prepared to pursue a wide variety of post-graduate options. English is an excellent pre-professional degree, preferred by admissions officers in theological seminaries, law schools, journalism schools, etc.

Student reading on campus
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biology
  • Journalism
  • History
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“An English program introduces us to the great stories, the great narratives, and these stories form us…As followers of  Jesus Christ, our  story is the gospel. By being an English major we are equipped to tell our story in such a way as to make the world a better place.”

Dr. Curt Wanner
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Communication

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English Courses

The English major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in English-specific courses.

Featured Courses:

  • English Literature
  • American Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • History & Practice of Literary Criticism
Ashley Hamilton


I absolutely loved studying for my bachelor’s degree in English at TFC! I was able to learn from some of the wisest people I have ever met, and was blessed to have some of those professors for multiple classes during my college career. I was able to approach and analyze every work of literature with a Christian worldview, and that taught me a lot when it comes to discerning everyday situations in my professional life. I am so appreciative of the knowledge and skill I gained in the English program. I became a more creative and intelligent writer and a more invested reader, but I also grew as a person, developing a deeper relationship with Christ and others around me.
Ashley Hamilton, Class of 2020
Career Options

What can you do with an English degree?

When you earn a degree in English, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Professional Programs

A common next step for English graduates are to seeking graduate schooling through a variety of professional degree programs. By completing an English program, students are prepared to apply to theological seminaries, law schools and more!


A degree in English would prepare students for a career in journalism. A journalist or reporter are gifted in communicating a story via the written or spoken word through a variety of media methods.

Content Writer

With an English degree, you will be qualified to participate in the process of writing and developing web content as a digital marketer or content writer.


Those who graduate with an English degree are particularly passionate about reading and writing, which makes them well-suited for a career in education. Many English graduates pursue careers as tutors, high school language arts teachers, or seek the graduate education needed to teach college-level English.