About English

Our mission is to foster the ability to appreciate, evaluate and create the myriad forms of practical and aesthetic communication.

The English Department at Bemidji State University offers a diverse selection of academic programs, from our award-winning Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative & Professional Writing to traditional and in-depth studies in literature including our graduate program that offers both M.A. and M.S. options.

We’ve developed innovative curriculum options including an Electronic Writing minor. Under the guidance of practicing high school teachers, our teacher licensure curriculum includes courses in teaching literature and professional writing.

Our Faculty

When you study in the English department, you have a team of scholars and writers at your side. Our faculty care about your success. They will advise you in the selection of your courses so you can prepare for your goals and graduate in a timely manner. All English faculty offices are on the third floor of Hagg-Sauer Hall. Come on up for a visit. While you are there, check out the Writers Wall for information on graduate schools, careers and publishing. It is down the hall from the Hole in the Wall, where you will find more information for writers and scholars.

Our Graduates

Students graduating with degrees in English from Bemidji State University have been successful in finding good paying jobs and being accepted to top rated graduate programs. Our graduates work for magazines and publishers, teach at area high schools, land top-notch internships and go on to graduate schools around the country. Read more about what our grads have accomplished.

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