English Undergraduate Majors

Inspire the World

Our majors inspire the world with their writing and ideas.

All our activities lead to students becoming stronger writers and thinkers.


English: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

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English: (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification

For a teaching major in English, complete the English degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Professional Writing: Undergraduate Certificate 

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Professional Writing: Undergraduate Specialization

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Read some of the most fascinating works of literature ever written. ¬†Develop your writing voice. ¬†Prepare to inspire the world with your ideas.

  • Alpha Mu Phi is USD's local Sigma Tau Delta chapter. This organization's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.

  • In the Writing Center, you can get help on all aspects of your writing, from developing ideas to revising and polishing your pieces.