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Undergraduate Programs

Bronco Day 2018Majors in English

We offer four emphases for majoring with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English:

  • Linguistics
    • The Linguistics emphasis provides a rich and diverse experience for students interested in the scientific study of language.
  • Literature
    • Together with other students, students in the Literature emphasis explore exciting ideas and inspiring works of imaginative writing.
  • Teaching English Language Arts (TELA)
    • Students in the Teaching Language Arts program support and inquire with educators and young people as they create, lead, and change their communities through the English language arts.
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (WRTC)
    • WRTC majors are trained to become writing specialists, as they gain rhetorical and practical skills that fit today‚Äôs workplace and help them make a difference in the world.

Minors and Certificates in English

We also offer minors in English, Literature, and Linguistics, as well as a certificate in Technical Communication.

First-Year Writing Program

Our department is also home to Boise State’s award-winning program in first-year writing.