Department of English & Literature
Enjoy a lifelong relationship with words.
Why study at Northwestern?
We celebrate the power of words and their capacity to influence our lives and our world. Our desire is to ignite your love of words through the study of literature, writing, and linguistics and to honor Christ as the foundation for our teaching and learning.
We spiritually and intellectually empower our students by teaching them to discern significance in their reading, to compose meaningful texts, to conduct scholarly and field research, and to understand and apply linguistic principles.
What you will learn in your major...
This could be you in four years...
We are confident that when you graduate, you will have the skill and experience to pursue the work you love. Our graduates are chosen by companies who want to add excellence and passion to their work culture. Here's where they are now:
"Make a life as well as a living..."
“Become the Christian that God is calling you to be as you study literature, writing, and linguistics from a biblical perspective. Create your own texts to shape the world and to serve God. Using the thinking, writing, and speaking skills learned in this department, you will be preparing yourself for a wide range of professions and ministries.”
It's who you're with...
Whatever your focus in our department, you will find a family of students and faculty who are passionate about language and literature, with great eagerness to support and sharpen you.
What work could I do with a bachelor's?
And with a Graduate Degree?
Words beyond the classroom
Inkstone Literary Magazine English majors to practice hands-on editing and publishing, and showcase their own creative work.
Fine Print Reading