Discover the Study of
Language, Literature & More

The English Department at the University of Michigan-Flint is home to undergraduate programs in literature, writing, linguistics, and English education. Our mission is to foster thoughtful and empathetic leaders who understand and use the English language effectively and creatively.

We have a dedicated faculty with a shared belief that language is intrinsically fascinating and important. Through its study, we hone our ability to ask questions, interpret texts, consider different views, create and debate ideas, and make and communicate well-reasoned arguments.

Student reading a book in the library.
Student and a professor in an English class.

English Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English – Linguistics Specialization

Catalog Description
The Linguistics Program advances our understanding of the fundamental, unconscious knowledge that all speakers have of their language and the ways that language shapes everyday life. Courses in linguistics provide students with strong analytic skills as we explore the complex structure of human language, the mental structures that contribute to the acquisition of language, and the way that language functions in social and cultural contexts.

Bachelor of Arts in English – Literature Specialization

Catalog Description
The literature program develops understandings of literary form, history, and creativity in order to expand our sense of what is possible and to deepen our ability to make connections among ideas and with others. Taught from a variety of approaches, literature courses are organized around particular time periods and topics in British and American literature, individual authors, literary genres, ancient literature, and newly-developing fields of literary studies.

Bachelor of Arts in English – Writing Specialization

Catalog Description
The writing program promotes the importance of writing for a variety of audiences, contexts, and purposes. From first-year and advanced composition to creative writing and technical communication, courses in writing help students cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary for success in a multitude of personal, professional, and academic situations.

English Honors Program

Catalog Description
Undergraduate students in the University Honors Program may pursue any of the English specializations: English Education, Linguistics, Literature, or Writing.



Secondary Teaching Certificate

Elexis Nelson

Elexis Nelson
Linguistics 2016

Elexis is working as a Native English Teacher for EPIK, a government-funded program in South Korea. When asked how the Linguistics program prepared her for success after graduation, Elexis stated, “My accumulated teaching hours have put me in higher positions than others in less-extensive programs. Also, the diversity of my teaching experience provided me with chances to teach language learners at all levels.”

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and book an appointment today.

In addition to academic advising, the College of Arts & Sciences provides extensive career advising services to help you define a clear path for your career. Contact Myesha Cannon through Handshake to schedule your career coaching appointment.

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