What will I learn?

English majors at SVSU choose among three courses of study—Literature, Creative Writing and English Education. Each offers an immersive experience in language, storytelling, writing and culture. Literature majors explore the history of ideas and literary texts from different parts of the world, empowering them to develop their own values and become independent, critical thinkers. Creative Writing students hone their craft as storytellers and poets, reading and writing in small workshops. A degree from this program encourages students to share the power of language, literature and writing with others. The traits that SVSU English majors develop—critical judgment, effective writing and imagination—equip them for a diverse range of careers. Many attend graduate school, sometimes pursuing further education in literature, creative writing, library or information science, etc. Whether pursuing further education or not, graduates often find their greatest success in fields like publishing, business, education, law, government or public relations.

All English majors—whether they focus on Literature, Creative Writing or English Education—learn about the history of literature and culture, developing their own critical judgment and an understanding of literature’s influence on the world it represents. They also develop, as writers, the ability to communicate emotions and ideas through powerful language. With the guidance of professors, students also learn to conduct research to find answers to the important questions that they discover along their collegiate journey.

Career Opportunities

Content Strategist
Human Resources Specialist
Law Clerk
Literary Agent

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 from all colleges and universities attended.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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