Department of English

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll develop exceptional critical thinking, reading and writing skills that will prepare you for success in graduate school or professional life.

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What Sets Us Apart

At McMurry University, you get the best of both worlds—small class sizes and a rich offering of coursework to choose from. In the department of English, our small class sizes mean students receive individual attention and the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with faculty. Whether you’re passionate about medieval literature or contemporary fiction, you will find your place at McMurry.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in English

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level. This degree requires a minor.

Minor in English
You’ll complete 21 credit hours, including nine hours at an advanced level. (Not available for English or English and writing majors.)


Your studies in English will provide a strong foundation for a variety of professional opportunities and career paths, including writing and editing, education, law, journalism, publishing, and more.

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