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English & Foreign Languages

English & Foreign Languages
Moran Hall
7000 Adventist Blvd
Huntsville, AL  35896

Phone: (256) 726-7186
Fax: (256) 726-7042


English (B.A.)
English Language Arts Education (B.S.)
English/Professional Writing (B.A.)
Spanish (B.A.)



The Department of English and Foreign Languages purpose is to produce students with a Christ-like character who use the study of literature and languages to serve humanity by implementing a service-learning faith while carrying out the gospel commission in public and private spaces of existence. To prepare students with an SDA perspective to enter graduate school, educational field, judicial field or mission field.

High School Preparation
Students wishing to major in English or Spanish should follow the college preparatory program in high school. Students should endeavor to read widely and learn to express themselves clearly and correctly in speech and in writing.

Exit Examinations
All majors in English and Spanish are required to take an exit examination during their senior year with a minimum 70 percent passing grade.

Career Opportunities
English is an excellent degree for students desiring to enter general service areas of the business world where skills such as editing, grant proposal writing, and speech writing are always in high demand. Other opportunities include graduate school, law, library science, medicine, and teaching. Foreign language majors with their bilingual skills find unlimited opportunities for work and graduate school.

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