The English department offers or participates in offering the Bachelor of Arts in English, the Bachelor of Arts in English with certification for secondary teaching, and the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis area in English. The department also offers a minor in English. Additionally, students with any major in the university may earn a Certificate in Professional Writing or a Certificate in Creative Writing offered by the department.

Students pursuing degrees in the College of Education who intend to teach English in middle school and high school may choose to complete the requirements for a B.S. or B.A. in English.

More details about the specific requirements for the English major and minor are available in the UMSL Bulletin.