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Critical reading, writing, thinking—these are the skills for success in any field.

Our English majors excel in many fields: law, business, journalism, public relations, acting, education, marketing, and professional writing.

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Expert Faculty

Our English faculty are scholars and creative writers whose work has appeared in Iowa Review, Boston Review, Florida Historical Quarterly, and Florida Studies.

Get Involved

You can choose to be involved in the Undead Poets’ Society and Cantilevers, Florida Southern College’s literary magazine.

Writers Series

Our Visiting Writers Series brings nationally known writers, poets, and scholars to Florida Southern, including National Book Award finalists and writers for The Onion.

Sharpen Your Writing Skills

In ENG 3217 Creative Nonfiction Writing, you'll study a broad genre of nonfiction writing that focuses on usage, structure, style, and rhetorical principles.

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Learn more about English at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the English program.

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Secondary Education Certification Available for this Major

Secondary education certified teachers enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades ranging from 6 through 12.

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Featured English Faculty

Peter Schreffler, Ph.D.
- English Department Chair

I am continually reminded that I have been the frequent beneficiary of grace from those in authority over me throughout my adult life, so I feel obligated to pass that on to my students. I am keenly aware that my students often present only a small and distorted piece of themselves in my courses and that they can never be defined as people by how well they have done in my class.

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Graduate Schools

Our English majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

columbia university
duke university
emerson university
vermont college of fine arts
university of south florida
west virginia university

Clubs and More

You can be involved in numerous organizations, such as Cantilevers (FSC’s literary magazine), Sigma Tau Delta (the international English honor society), the Mechanicals (the Humanities club), and the Undead Poets’ Society (a student organization for aspiring writers and lovers of literature).

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Program Information

Admission Requirements


All domestic freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

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