Turn your love of English into a career! Earn your bachelor's degree in English from Louisiana State University Shreveport, and participate in English Club and contribute to our literary journal.
Develop skills that are valued across a broad range of careers and professions when you earn your bachelor’s degree in English at LSUS. Whether it’s analyzing complex problems or communicating effectively, you’ll have the skills to excel in whatever path you take.
The LSUS English major will help you interpret and evaluate situations, read intuitively, and write effectively. There’s no direct path you’re driven to take as a student at LSUS. And as an English major, you’ll perform research and learn alongside professors who are genuinely interested in helping you succeed on whichever path you choose.
If you’re interested in filling your free time with more ways to prepare for your career, LSUS publishes a literary magazine that gives you the chance to do some real writing prior to graduation. Whether you’re reporting on the latest trends or are interested in sharing your poetry and prose, these are both great opportunities to hone your English skills and gain real-world experience.
Students interested in the writing concentration can take courses in linguistics and the history of the English language, as well as courses in advanced composition, technical writing, creative writing, and other specialized courses. Students can also participate in writing workshops, and upper-level students have the opportunity to participate in writing internships with local organizations and businesses.
The literary studies concentration allows students to study writers from the major periods of both British and American literature. Special topics courses allow students to explore personal interests and the senior capstone course gives students the opportunity to reflect on their studies and formulate a comprehensive picture of what they have accomplished.
English professors at LSUS have publications in their areas of expertise including medieval studies, John Milton, nineteenth-century literature, and pop culture.
Whether you dream of becoming an entrepreneur, an author, a lawyer—or something else entirely—you’ll graduate with an English degree from LSUS prepared. Graduates have gone on to work as: