About Macon State
Students should declare their majors as soon as possible. However, before officially being admitted into the bachelor's program, students must complete the 62 hours required for the associate's degree in English, including satisfying all Area F requirements. In addition, the upper division courses have prerequisites of at least a C in English 1102 and/or at least a C in English 3010 Introduction to Literary Studies. English 3010 is a survey of modern literary criticism. Students will conduct literary research, read and interpret literary texts, and write literary criticism.
On February 13, 2007, the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents authorized Macon State to offer the Bachelor of Arts in English. Why major in English? In addition to being the perfect major for anyone who has a passion for reading and writing, a degree in English offers numerous career opportunities. While one immediately thinks of traditional careers in education, publishing, and journalism, there are many more options, including law, business, industry, advertising, and other career options. For any field that requires excellent oral and written communications skills, critical thinking, and organizational and research skills, a B.A. in English is an essential foundation. Some of our majors continue their educations by going to law school. Others follow a more traditional track and pursue teaching careers. Still others enter the publishing field or go on to receive graduate degrees and teach at the college level. Whatever path one decides to follow, the English faculty at Macon State College is exceptionally well prepared to instruct and assist students as they pursue their individual goals. Again, there are any number of possibilities, and they all start with a B.A. in English.
The English Program at Macon State College is committed to preparing graduates who are reflective professionals with an exceptionally strong content knowledge, a commitment to their chosen professions, a willingness to maintain their professional development long after they graduate, and a desire to use their professional expertise to provide service within their communities. Regardless of the track that the student chooses, the goal is the same. The program offers two tracks: a traditional English track and an English education track. The traditional track prepares students interested in careers requiring a foundation in language and communications skills, such as business, the arts, technical writing, public relations and law. The education track prepares students to teach English at the high school level and address the ever growing need for highly qualified teachers.
We offer two tracks: