An annual award is given to the outstanding graduate in each of the following majors:
Pre-Law majors have the opportunity to work with local law firms to learn hands-on about law. You will see how a law office operates and have the chance to network with professionals. You will be responsible for being an active part of the process of research, writing and presentation. Politics majors have actively worked for political candidates and constitutional principles. Our school offers you the chance to put your academic interests into positive action for real change in the world.
English students have opportunities for credit-bearing internships that count toward the English degree, as well as for less formal internships. Both kinds of internships may be paid or unpaid, depending on the employer’s policies. Internships that English majors and minors have completed in the past include writing and copy editing for magazines, newspapers, and digital publications; editing and writing for non-profit organizations; political communications for state representatives and other elected officials; library science; and community-based writing programs for children.
You also may take advantage of other informal opportunities to intern as a part of your community service (Workship) activities. Students in our school have written and edited newsletters for non-profit organizations and have helped with marketing and public relations efforts for worthy causes.
Student opportunities for research include working on projects in the Quality Initiative Grants program and working with professors on research projects in the Summer Undergraduate Academic Research (SUGAR) program. Students may also work with professors on writing papers collaboratively for publication in professional, peer-reviewed journals, as well as doing research for publication in Honor Society journals such as Sigma Tau Delta’s The Sigma Tau Delta Review in the discipline of English.
Would you like to live and study in another country? The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) partners with us by offering exciting programs to help you explore your professional interests or expand your knowledge of other cultures. Visit our Study Abroad section for more information.
Some of our programs include:
The American Studies Program
Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. following the CCCU vision to "connect biblical faith with public life and vocation." Students receive practical, down to earth experiences in what it means to be a Christian citizen and servant in the heart of our nation's capital.
The Latin America Studies Program
This program allows you to continue your Christ-centered studies through a Latin American University while perfecting your Spanish language skills. If you take advantage of this program, you will have a chance to serve others and learn in an international environment.
The China Studies Program
Through this semester of interdisciplinary studies, you have the opportunity to learn about China by living there. This exciting program is hosted by Xiamen University, a key university in China. The exciting experience and information you gain in this semester will serve you well both personally and professionally.
Study at Oxford University
Through our partnership with the CCCU, you can spend a summer or a semester at Oxford, working in the intense atmosphere of England's outstanding ancient university. This program offers you the chance to learn with excellent tutors and lecturers.