The English major provides students with an excellent education that strikes an ideal balance between creativity and inquiry. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English may choose general literary studies, do a concentration in creative writing or popular culture, or get certified in secondary English education. With student-faculty interaction central to our department, we offer a highly interactive and collaborative environment to develop skills necessary for success in many different career fields. Students are trained broadly to identify, assess, and confront the types of complexities that surface in all social environments, including the workplace. Many degrees offer specific training for certain fields, but a degree in English from MSU develops critical thinking and writing, creativity, and problem solving skills that are necessary for a constantly changing world.