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Department of

English and Modern Languages

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers a B.A. in English with two concentrations: Literature and Professional Writing. The degree promotes the skills of close reading and analysis; research and writing; the synthesis of ideas, generic features; and cultural and historical understanding in the interpretation of texts.

A degree in English prepares you for careers such as advertising, journalism, law, marketing, public relations, teaching, and technical writing, among others. If you are looking for a flexible skill set that will help you in just about any career you can imagine, and that you can develop while studying some of the best works and compositions, then English is for you.

The department also offers minors in English and Spanish while also offering courses in beginning Chinese.

Undergraduate Programs

B.A. in English

Pre-Professional Programs

Related Certificate Programs

American Studies


European Union Studies


Strategic Communication

Minors in English and Spanish

In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of communication skills in every area of endeavor. Responding to the growing demand for effective communications, the department has established a minor field of study in English with literature and professional writing tracks. This minor complements a variety of majors in business, as well as technical and social services.

With increasing trade among countries, competency in a second language can be a key factor in the successful attainment of a position in business, public relations, commerce, or government. The Department offers a minor in Spanish. 


 English Minor      Spanish Minor


Department of English and Modern Languages

English Building


Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Faculty & Staff

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I chose English as my major because I’ve loved writing and reading for years. The courses offered here were also the highlight of my continuous passion for learning more about my major.

Amari Rudison English Major
Snellville, Georgia

English is such a great and versatile major. You can be a lawyer or a journalist, work in business or communication, and even find opportunities in medical fields. I have also always loved reading and writing, which is the foundation of every skill set and profession, and an English degree from Georgia Southwestern molds you into a well-rounded individual.

Sabrina Hagler English Major
Leesburg, Georgia