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English & Foreign Languages

Paula Barnes

Dr. Paula Barnes,
English Department Chair

The Department of English and Foreign Languages is proud to be one of the few academic units on campus that serves every undergraduate student who matriculates at the University. By majoring in English, Alabama A&M students can improve their communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills, and develop an appreciation for language and literature.

The department has much to offer, not only in its degree-granting programs, but also in its organizations, events, and activities. As you explore these pages, please note the many opportunities that are available to you.


B.A. in English

The English bachelor of arts degree prepares students in the critical and analytical skills of reading, writing, and thinking that will allow them to pursue careers in numerous fields.

B.A. English Secondary Education 

The B.A. in English with a concentration in Language Arts is for students who wish to be certified to teach English or related subjects in middle and secondary schools (i.e., grades 6-12).

Contact Us

English and Foreign Languages
Phone: 256-372-5381
McCormick Building, Room 1
Paula C. Barnes
Joyce Jenkins
Administrative Assistant