BA English with Writing

Why Major in Writing in English with a Concentration in Writing?

With the BA in English, students can become almost anyone from a poet to a public relations writer. 
By concentrating in Writing, you will be equipped with an innovative mind and given the advanced techniques in order to articulate greater possibilities for our world. In our human history and in every culture, the desire to create with language has guided artists who in turn make their creations available to others. At Eastern University, we believe this desire reflects our being formed in our Creator’s image. We also believe that creative writing can be learned, practiced, and honed as an academic discipline in community, while paradoxically generated in solitude. Because of that paradox there is opportunity for the student to grow as a writer and as a person.

In human history and in every culture, the desire to create with language has guided artists who in turn make their creations available to others. The Eastern University English Department believes this desire reflects our being formed in our Creator’s image and that creative writing can be learned, practiced, and honed as an academic discipline, in community, while paradoxically generated in solitude. Because of that paradox there is opportunity for the student to grow as a writer and as a person. The English Department at Eastern University believes that students will need to become attentive to the world around them as material for the work.

“I chose the writing track because it allows me to explore creativity further and to experience, better, life as a whole.”

Andrew Whitehead, B.A. in English: Concentration in Writing