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An English degree is an asset in any field where careful reading, critical thinking, and persuasive writing are necessary. It is perfect for students who enjoy reading, writing, and critical discussion with professors and peers.


B.A. in:

  • English
  • Integrated Language Arts Education (Secondary/High School)
Featured Faculty
Dr. Dorothea Hawthorne

Dr. Dorothea Hawthorne is an Associate Professor of English at MVNU and earned her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in English Language and Literature. With a number of publications, awards, and recognitions to her name, she is well-versed in the latest scholarship and well-connected within the academic community. Dr. Hawthorne currently teaches English Literature and Shakespeare and enjoys helping her students pursue their passion for the written word. Read More

Dr. W. Brett Wiley

Dr. W. Brett Wiley is the Chair of the Department of English and an Associate Professor of English. Dr. Wiley also leads the popular MvNYu travel study program in New York City. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia and is a member of the Conference of Christianity and Literature. Dr. Wiley teaches Literary Studies and American Literature. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

MVNU's English program offers the best of this classic liberal arts degree while also going beyond the classroom in ways that bring your studies to life. Travel to New York City and/or the United Kingdom, write for PenMarks, MVNU's literary magazine, or work as a reporter for the Lakeholm Viewer, our student-run newspaper. The English program is also flexible and carefully designed to accommodate students who wish to double major and further enhance their career options.

Travel to England, Scotland, and Ireland to retrace the steps of some of the world's most important and influential authors.

"No Mount Vernon, no Mission Year, no Mission Year, no law."
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Integrated Language Arts
MVNU Grads Work Here
  • Norwayne High School
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Utica High School
  • Reynoldsburg Encore Academy
Grad Schools Our Alumni Have Attended
  • The University of Buffalo
  • Kent State University
  • University of Toledo
Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • Global Literature Special Topics: Japanese Literature
  • Poetics and Literary Theory
  • American Modernism
  • Shakespeare
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