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English, Languages, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Language and Literature

student presenting Senior Capstone

Programs of Study:

  • English
  • English with Secondary/Collaborative Special Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)
  • English with Secondary Teacher Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)


  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Women’s Studies

Educator Preparation: English with Secondary Teacher Education or Secondary Collaborative Special Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)

Pre-Professional Studies:  English is an excellent major for entry into graduate study or into professional study in nearly any field. A strong command of writing and critical thinking skills give graduates an advantage. The major enjoys excellent placement rates into graduate and professional programs.

The Power of Words


2017 Ellison lecturer Jen Bervin

If you enjoy reading, writing, watching films, and learning more about the power and beauty of language, the English major is the place for you. Combine the major with another major or with secondary Teacher Education coursework to prepare to teach in Grades 6–12.

In the Huntingdon English major, personal interaction with published authors, a deeply talented faculty, and numerous ways to live out the major hone your skills, develop your talents, and get ready for the career path you choose upon graduation. English is an outstanding, broad-based major that prepares you well to enter virtually any career field.

Why Huntingdon?

  • Travel/study in your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.
  • Internships in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital city, help you develop skills and experience for your resume.
  • The Ellison Writers Festival brings nationally and internationally established writers to read from their work, meet with students, lecture, and present workshops for Huntingdon writers.
  • The College’s Stallworth Lecture Series and other programs bring renowned speakers and writers to campus.
  • The Hobbs Honors Program adds depth to your academic experience for qualified students.
  • The Senior Capstone Project, an in-depth study in your topic of choice during your senior year, prepares you well for graduate study and thesis work.

Words in Action

Be engaged in the study of words and human letters through clubs, organizations, internships, College publications, presentations, Teacher Candidate clinical experiences, and active discussion of the written word at Huntingdon, including:

  • Writing and editing for The Prelude, Huntingdon’s literary magazine.
  • Writing and presenting for Poetry Slams and Poetry & Coffee gatherings.
  • Reading for and discussing works in combined departmental and library Salons.
  • Membership in Sigma Tau Delta honor society.
  • Participation in readings and films through the Huntingdon Women’s Center and Huntingdon film courses.
  • Tutoring for the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment and the Huntingdon Center for Writing and Critical Thinking.
  • Researching, writing and presenting a Senior Capstone project.
  • Building your resume by interning or working with a Huntingdon office or off-campus in a business, organization, or publishing firm; or teaching in an area middle or high school as a Teacher Candidate.

Tom Perrin photo



Fremlin and Ray

Dr. Jennifer Fremlin with Caitlin Ray ’15, now studying English at St. John’s College, Cambridge, England

Huntingdon’s English major develops a broad range of skills that qualify graduates to enter almost any career field. A Pulitzer-nominated poet, technical writers, novelists and children’s book writers, creative non-fiction writers, attorneys, publishers, journalists, educators, speech pathologists, librarians, and museum administrators are among the vast array of fields in which Huntingdon alumni have achieved professional success.