A strong background in English and writing will prepare you for almost any profession. You’ll develop both a broad knowledge of literature and the ability to express your ideas, giving you the edge in whatever career you choose – whether that’s teaching, writing and editing, law, public service, religious and counseling vocations, or business.

Programs Offered

  • English (B.A., minor)
  • Writing (minor)

English Faculty

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

Need help with a paper? Then The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center is the “write” place for you. Faculty and tutors are available to assist you through personal consultation. Click here to learn more.

The Crucible

The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or fewer. Poetry must be limited to five poems. Winning entries will be published in the fall issue of Crucible published by the Barton College Department of English. More details here.


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