A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English from Wichita State is ideal for double majoring in a related program, such as history, philosophy, communication or a foreign language. As a well-rounded graduate, you'll have the writing, critical thinking, creativity and communication skills for success in many different fields—from advertising and law to marketing and journalism.

Learn how English is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Dodge City senior wins $55,000 Walsh English Scholarship to attend WSU

As an English major you have the opportunity to win scholarships to further your education.

Carissa DeVoss won the Walsh English Scholarship worth $55,000 over four years; the largest English scholarship at WSU. DeVoss chose to major in English so she could emphasize her passion for creative writing and theater.


The literature track consists of a 21-credit-hour core, including one genre course, historical surveys of world, British and American literature, and 12 credit hours of elective courses in topics like African-American literature, the major plays of Shakespeare or studies in comparative literature.


A degree in English from Wichita State will equip you with skills that lead to diverse career options in the public and private sectors—from advertising agencies and the film industry to non-profits and academia.

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