Majors: Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Minor: English and Creative Writing
The Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, English Department functions to ensure competence in verbal expression and writing skills across the curriculum and into the post-collegiate career. The Bachelor of Arts in English is an accredited degree program that includes specialized instruction in critical and research writing. The literature studies component works to impart knowledge of major authors, literary history, specific genres, critical approaches, and ideological content. The biblical worldview is the lens through which all course content is evaluated, creating an environment that looks to the Bible for standards of truth and worth.
Traditional careers for a Bachelor of Arts in English have long included writing, editing, journalism, and teaching at the elementary, secondary, or collegiate levels, but recent trends in business management have opened doors to lucrative careers in real estate, public relations, technical writing, actuarial management, business management, and in-service training. The English major is also recognized as a major that prepares students for law school or seminary. Belhaven graduates have been recruited into numerous graduate programs, often obtaining prestigious assistantships and fellowships.