College of Humanities and Social Sciences


BA in English

All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation.

  • If you excel in the classroom, apply to the English honors program. Work closely with a professor on a research project of your own. Read more >>
  • Pursue  the accelerated master’s program in linguistics. Read more >>
  • Take English courses for credit through a study abroad with Mason Study Abroad.
  • Complete licensure to teach English in the public schools. Read more >>
  • Gain valuable career experiences through an internship in technical writing at places such as: 
    • Smithsonian Institution or Library of Congress
    • Folger Shakespeare Library
    • Falls Church News Press or the Entertainment Industry Council
    • Read more about internships >>
Alexis Jenkins

Alexis Jenkins, 2017

Keeping it local and in the family, while still experiencing different

During the fall semester of 2015, Jenkins had the opportunity to study in Akita, Japan, where she was able to put into practice and refine the Japanese skills acquired through her minor. She describes her experience as having been incredibly enriching and unlike anything else she had experienced before.

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