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ENGLISH is essential to communicating through reading, writing, interpreting, analyzing and critical thinking.
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As an English major at MNU, you’ll learn to write effectively by exploring the great works of literature and applying the techniques of the masters to your own original content in fiction, nonfiction, scriptwriting, and performing arts. Come study Story with award-winning novelist Daniel Schwabauer and discover the power of words!

The world is increasingly driven by narratives, not only as entertainment, but as tools for communication and manipulation in marketing, politics, journalism, and cultural activism. By studying the universal language of Story, you’ll not only prepare yourself to engage the culture in many different contexts (novels, graphic arts, sermons, streaming videos, podcasts, vlogs, etc.), you’ll learn to recognize and integrate the meaning of Scripture’s “hidden treasures” in ways you haven’t imagined.

Jesus was the greatest storyteller who ever lived. At MNU, you’re invited to follow Him into the adventure of telling stories that impact the world.

The program combines a strong emphasis in British, American, and world literary traditions with the application of biblical semiotics (the study of meaning) to nurture skill at writing, creativity, and the ability to recognize “the signs of the times.”

Potential Careers
  • Novelist
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Marketer
  • English Teacher
  • Librarian

English majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

Sample Schedule
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Marketing Specialist
English Teacher
Public Relations Specialist

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
It’s natural for young people to want to participate in the creation of stories. The American church has many young storytellers who don’t know what to do with their gifts and passions. To anyone looking for guidance in fulfilling their purpose as a narrative artist and follower of Christ, I would say that the place to start is an immersive exploration of the language of Story. Not just the Bible, but all of life will begin to make sense!
Dr. Daniel Schwabauer
Assistant Professor of English

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.