Division of Languages and Literature

Bachelor of Arts in English

The aim of the Division of Languages and Literature is to provide high-quality instruction in the study of literature, composition, English pedagogy, communication, philosophy, and foreign languages in order to develop critically literate scholars, writers, and educators prepared to engage a global society.

The Division offers courses to introduce the general student to effective written and oral communication in English and foreign languages, the appreciation and critical analysis of literature, as well as creative expression and philosophical inquiry. Upper-level courses provide the necessary subject matter concentration for students preparing for careers or graduate work in the humanities in one of three content area concentrations: literature, creative writing, and philosophy.

A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts in English is required to meet the following:

  • Fulfill the general requirements for an undergraduate degree at Delta State University.
  • Complete work consisting of core courses, major field hours, and elective hours as specified.
  • Earn a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major field and overall.
  • Successfully complete the Senior Capstone project.

The Bachelor of Arts in English Program has no additional admissions requirements. Students only need to meet the admissions requirements set by Delta State University.

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Freshman Admissions – Students who are currently attending high school or have graduated but not enrolled in a regular session at another college or university

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The Division of Languages and Literature offers numerous internship opportunities for its students both on and off campus. Internships partner students with organizations such as the University Press of Mississippi, the Delta Center for Culture and Learning, the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archive and Museum, and the Roberts-LaForge Library. For more information about internships offered through the Division of Languages and Literature, please contact your advisor or the Division office.


Creative Publishing

Academic Publishing

Writing Center Administration

New Media

Creative Writing Pedagogy

Archival Management & Museum Curatorship

Library Science


Division Chair

Prof. Michael Smith
P: (662) 846-4060

Address and Mailing

Division of Languages & Literature
College of Arts & Sciences
DSU Box 3215, Kethley 203
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733