Why study literature at Missouri State?

You will explore both classic and contemporary works and learn to write with sophistication while gaining a well-rounded foundation for any career.

Pursue a degree in English/Literature

The Department of English offers multiple pathways for achieving a degree in English/Literature. Most students pursue a four-year plan with either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science distinction. Both plans are 36 hours:


Credits from other accredited universities can be transferred to Missouri State University.

Career options

The Literature Program prepares students for professions requiring strong writing and analytical skills. Our graduates have applied successfully to graduate programs in various fields and have gone on to careers as librarians, lawyers, writers, editors, and high school and college literature teachers.