English Major: Overview


The English Program nurtures students’ creative, critical, and analytical abilities with regard to poetry, fiction, drama and nonfiction. In so doing, the program develops students’ appreciation of writing as an art form, providing the opportunity to explore and examine the full range of human experience. The objectives of the program leading to a Bachelor of Arts with an English major are to prepare students for graduate or professional studies and careers that demand a sound background in literary studies, analytic reading and writing skills.

The English Program supports the English Club, which focuses on social and community service activities; a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society; and the University literary magazine, Aulama, published annually. » Aulama Blog

Three Areas of Emphasis

Chaminade’s English Program offers students three primary avenues of study or concentrations:

  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Criticism