What is English?
The English program of Loyola Marymount University engages you in the most rigorous, demanding and subtle modes of language, and immerses you in literature’s profound expression of human experience. The LMU English department educates students in the history of literatures in English, encourages them to develop their own voice and style, and provides deep practice in critical reading and writing in preparation for graduate study and a diverse range of professions.
What Do English Majors Do?
LMU English majors intensively engage in reading and writing literature. English majors take courses that challenge them to deepen their understanding of expression and experience. Our students enroll in classes that take them on the road or into the streets, reading and writing and teaching literature in the Los Angeles community and beyond. Our professors push students to master interpretive and creative skills that both prepare them for professional life and open them to a lifetime of reading and writing that brings wisdom, wonder and fulfillment. These skills serve English majors well in graduate and professional studies in fields ranging from poetry to the law. The training English majors receive leads to successful careers in business, communications, and writing.
Is This Major Right for You?
If you are considering a major in English, you might ask yourself:
- Do I love to read?
- Do I aspire to become a talented reader and/or writer?
- Do I enjoy nuanced, critical analysis of fiction, drama and poetry?
- Do I take pleasure in learning about other eras and cultures?
- Do I see excellent writers as invaluable contributors to the world culture, expressing our human experience and giving voice of truth?
About Our Faculty
LMU English professors take great pride in both their teaching and in their scholarly and creative writing. Our faculty regularly receives exceptionally high teaching evaluations, while also pursuing careers as widely published fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, critics, theorists, journalists, rhetoricians, and playwrights. Faculty members have been nominated for The National Book Award, edited prestigious Norton Critical Editions, and written for well-known imprints, journals, anthologies, newspapers and magazines, and for stage and television. We have leading scholars in all historical periods of English and American literature, and writers continually breaking new ground in drama, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and journalism. We also boast two prestigious faculty appointments, the Fletcher Jones Chair in Writing and a President’s Professor of Rhetoric.
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- Genres: Drama
- Genres: Poetry
- Genres: Fiction
- Special Studies in Genres
- Histories: British Literature
- Special Studies in Histories
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application and LMU Supplement
- International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
- Provide Proof of English Proficiency
- Submit Transcripts
- Submit a letter of recommendation with your application
International52553 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52553 USD per year during 48 months.
National52553 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52553 USD per year during 48 months.
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