Ohio Christian University students can now major or minor in English or History. The programs were created because OCU is awaiting approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in Education in Adolescence to Young Adult Education (high school teacher education program) with majors in integrated language arts, math, science, and social studies. The courses were already created and the decision was made to offer these as stand-alone degrees. The degrees are available to students in the Adult and Graduate Studies Program or Residential Undergraduate Program.
About the English Program
OCU's English program requires students to critically explore the esthetic nature of literature with a genuine curiosity to uncover absolute truth, which defines a Biblical worldview. In addition, English majors will practice writing skills in various forms found in public, professional and academic contexts. Through a broad set of readings, extensive writing activity and oral presentations, OCU's English program will provide students with the intellectual capacity and practical skills they need to enter the professional workplace or attend graduate school.
What can you do with an undergraduate degree in English?
A degree in English develops a wide range of skills valuable to employers such as arguing a point, ability for clear oral and written expression, presenting ideas in a concise manner, organizing and assessing material, and basing conclusions on research. Occupations associated with an English degree are teaching (usually requires additional education), media (journalism, publishing, TV and radio, copywriting, event management), influencing (advertising, public relations, marketing, retail management, sales), professions (human resources, banking, insurance), information (library, archives, information officer, bookseller), public sector (administration, civil service, local government).
About the History Program
OCU's history program invites students to critically reflect upon the ideas, faith traditions, political movements, leaders, and cultures that shaped the West and the United States over the past three millennia and to understand the present as a continuation of the past. The program will provide students with a background in the proper techniques for evaluating historical works and develop advanced writing and oral presentation skills.
What can you do with an undergraduate degree in History?
According to the American Historical Association, among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher and more. For more information on careers in history, visit the AHA's website here.
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