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English majors revel in reading and writing as acts of love and creativity, of imagination and the human need to communicate. Offering both Literature and Writing tracks, Belmont's English majors experience dynamic, interactive courses that provide ample preparation for a variety of personal and professional aspirations. The curriculum covers the gamut of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, writing and rhetoric with specific courses on everything from Arthurian Romance to African American Literature to Creative Writing to the Art of the Essay.

Best of all, the English major or minor is both flexible and practical. Graduates of Belmont’s program are now authors, business executives, lawyers, university professors, teachers, reporters, public relations consultants, singers, songwriters, realtors, ministers, technical writers and consultants, TV and film producers and freelance writers. It's education for living.

Opportunities abound for students to share their work as they pursue their degree. Outstanding papers are presented annually at the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium, and students can demonstrate their scholarship and creativity via numerous other outlets, including campus media, literary journals, internships and blogs.

Taught by dedicated professors who take the time to get to know you, courses in the English major will challenge you to expand your appreciation for the variety of human experience and the richness of the written word.