Department of English

Department of English

Department of English


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate English Program

Department of English

Department Chairperson
  Tina Entzminger | 570-389-4432
Assistant Chair
  Mark Decker | 570-389-4337
Internship Coordinator
  Michael Martin | 570-389-4905
Department Secretary
  Nancy Rothermel | 570-389-4427


Department of English
115 Bakeless Center
Phone: 570-389-4427
Fax: 570-389-3006

Bloomsburg University's Department of English offers a program with three major tracks: Literature and Linguistics, Creative Writing and English Secondary Education. The English Secondary Education Program is administered jointly by the Department of English and the Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education, which certifies graduates to teach in secondary schools.

The Department of English also offers minors in English, Creative Writing and Professional Writing and houses interdisciplinary minors in Gender Studies and in Ethnic Studies in the United States.

BU's Department of English supports the growth of English as a profession and develops students' critical reading and writing skills. The department seeks to provide students with opportunities to analyze diverse literatures; an understanding of how language functions; knowledge of multiple interpretive tools; and the ability to use language creatively and powerfully for exposition, persuasion, and artistic effect.

English Program Tracks

With its strong emphasis on developing students' strengths as creative critical thinkers and effective writers and on providing a strong foundation in the humanities, the English major prepares students for careers in the wide range of fields including:

The Department offers a program where students can major in three possible tracks: one which emphasizes literature and linguistics, one which emphasizes creative writing, and one which emphasizes secondary education. The Department also provides substantial support to BU's General Education program, specifically in the areas of the first-year experience, the university writing program, General Education humanities offerings, and interdisciplinary and diversity programming.