The Bachelor of Arts in English is a versatile degree which prepares students for a wide variety of professional experiences that either require or are enhanced by a thorough background in literature and language arts. English majors are in great demand in the fields of business, public relations, communication, advertising, intercultural careers (including missions), and many other areas that require persons with a good command of oral and written language as well as the ability to judge critically and comprehensively. The B.A. in English also includes a 24-hour block of electives, which provides the freedom for students to acquire a minor, or other skills, which will further prepare them for a vocation.