Student majors from across campus can add a minor in any of our department’s four disciplines. To see a list of available minors in Language and Literature, Click Here

This major prepares students for graduate work in the discipline or for careers such as research, writing, editing, and a variety of other related occupations. The program focuses studies on technical, professional, rhetorical, and creative writing.

This major prepares students for graduate work in the discipline and provides a broad overview of literature, emphasizing British and American writers. The program offers a variety of literary periods to study, such as Romantic and Victorian.

This major prepares students to teach English at the middle and high school levels. In addition to courses in the English major, students complete the professional education sequence, including a semester of student teaching at the secondary level

Career Opportunities

  • English teacher/professor
  • Librarian
  • Lawyer/Paralegal
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Editor/Editorial Assistant
  • Copy Editor/Proofreader
  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Editor and Content Manager
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter
  • Nonfiction writer
  • Freelance writer
  • Journalist/Reporter
  • Copy Writer
  • Content Writer
  • Announcer
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Nonprofit Consultant
  • Advertising Manager

What to Expect


  • HUB

Travel/Global Trips

  • American Ethnic Studies: New England (Literature, History, and Humanities) - Summer
  • England (Literature) - Summer
  • Semester in Japan (Tokyo Christian University)


  • Leetinos
  • Mu Kappa


  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Kairos Honors Program


Center for English Language and Literacy (CELL)


The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University. 


Students spend most of their time in the Vest and Walker Memorial buildings.


  • Writing Experience Practicum
  • Practicum in Teaching
  • Student Teaching I, II


  • Senior Thesis
  • McNair Scholars


  • Writer's Series
  • Sigma Tau Delta Symposium
  • Fringe Fest, a Festival of 10-minute Plays
  • Latin American and Iberian Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference
  • Mission, Faith Education Summer Program
  • Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Student Work Opportunities

  • Federal Work-Study (Teacher's Assistant)
  • Writing Center Tutor
  • Spanish/French Tutor
  • Writing Studio Facilitator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Assistant (Department of Language and Literature


  • Lee Review


Students in this program also have the opportunity to participate in the university's Asian Studies Program.

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Lee University offers a wide variety of scholarships for all our schools and programs.

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