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Undergraduate Programs

Study in the field of English offers a general humanistic education as well as training in communication and analytical skills that are essential in most careers. An education in English enables you to read closely and critically, to think analytically, to write and communicate, to weigh values, and to understand different peoples and cultures. A B.A. in English can lead to careers in public relations, publishing, radio, theater, and library science.

You can pursue a bachelor's degree in English or English education (through the College of Education). Our English program is a flexible one, allowing you to pursue studies in literature, creative writing, folklore, linguistics, and technical writing. After completion of an undergraduate degree, students with superior scholastic records can pursue the M.A., the Ph.D., entrance into other graduate programs in the humanities, or law school.

Undergraduate majors are eligible to join the English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. Undergraduates are also eligible for a series of annual departmental awards, including Best Freshman Essay, the Virginia Wilson Cook Award for Excellence in English Education, the Owen Reamer Award for Excellence in English, the Felix J. Voorhies Award for Creative Writing, and the Webb Award for Excellence in Technical Writing.

Our faculty believes in its students and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in today's world. As a student in our program, we'll work closely with you to help you learn the skills you need to be successful.

Check out what Dr. Maria Seger has to say about teaching critical race and ethnic studies through black fiction at UL Lafayette:


We encourage you to check out the Office of Career Services. Here you will find help about career planning, resumes and interview techniques, as well as assistance with applying for jobs after graduation and finding part-time jobs and internships while in school. They will also help you with applying for graduate school, law school, and other professional programs.