Brevard’s English program allows you to focus on your personal goals in journalism, teaching, or reading (and writing) great works of literature.
You’ll hone your writing skills by reporting for our student-run newspaper, The Clarion; publish your poetry in the national journal Pisgah Review or BC's literary magazine, Chiaroscuro; or get teaching experience in one of the area’s high schools.
What you’ll experience in the English program
- Contribute to, edit, and publish BC’s student newspaper The Clarion.
- Join the Brevard College Literary Society, an active student literary group that sponsors trips, such as recent ones to literary conferences to hear authors Robert Morgan and Ron Rash.
- Go to the woods with your English class and focus on adventure literature.
- Experience a workshop-style fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry writing class in which students comment on and review each other’s work.
- Serve as editorial assistant for the Pisgah Review, a national literary journal edited and published by Brevard faculty and students.
- Submit and present a scholarly article at an academic literary conference.
- Do a reading of your original Flash Fiction (fiction under 1000 words) at a local venue like the Brevard Brewing Company.
- Submit a short story, poem, or nonfiction piece to take part in BC’s own Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference, where you will learn from nationally renowned writers like Rick Bass, Janisse Ray, and Craig Johnson.
- Serve as a teaching assistant in an English class or as a peer mentor or writing tutor in the college’s Experiential Learning Commons.
Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
English majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English with a required emphasis in one of the following areas:
Students often choose to pair their English degree with a 9-12 English Teacher Licensure. Minors in English or Creative Writing are also available.
An English degree from Brevard can lead to careers in a variety of fields. Here is a small sample of the professional opportunities open to Brevard English graduates:
- Advertising / Marketing Executive
- Digital / Corporate Communications Director
- Graduate or Law School Student
- News Reporter / Editor
- Public Relations Manager
- Publishing Assistant or Editor
- Secondary English Teacher
- Technical Writer