Form matters.

Pairing your interests in eloquent, meaningful words and written texts, a major in literature will allow you to develop your ability to read and write as an effective, ethically responsible communicator. Through roundtable discussions in your courses, you will design, express, interpret, and evaluate literature in light of a Christian worldview, understanding moral choices and related implications.

Graduating equipped with knowledge of critical theory, you will extend your abilities as a reader and writer, sharpening your skills to interpret and respond to both familiar and new texts.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 49-51
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Career Opportunities

    A major in literature offers you flexibility. From being prepared for graduate courses in an extensive list of fields to bringing your attentiveness to communication to an equally lengthy list of possible job roles, your coursework will solidify your strengths in aesthetic understanding, argumentation, creativity and ideation, critical reading, and research.

    • Archivist
    • Editor
    • Educator
    • Narrator
    • Paralegal
  • Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Literature degree in four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

    Internship Opportunities

    Grand Rapids offers countless opportunities for you to gain experience in drafting copy for publication and refining your editing skills. You may consider serving as an intern with...
    • Baker Publishing Group
    • Cornerstone University's Marketing Office
    • Kregel Publications
    • Mission Network News
    • Zondervan Publishing Company

Career Outcomes

  • Amy Nemecak works as a freelance editor for Baker Publishing Group.
  • Matt Harrison teaches philosophy and literature.
  • Jack Baker is a Ph.D. student in literature and philosophy at Purdue University.