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.

Degree options

Pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English/Literature. Both programs are 36 hours.

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.


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