Brigham Young University Reviews - Bachelor's in English
I loved my time at BYU. The English Department is full of really helpful faculty who genuinely care about educating students. You do have to be focused as an English major as to what kind of job you'll have after graduating. I wanted to edit so I took all the editing and grammar classes and set myself up nicely as a freelance editor. The program gave me the knowledge I needed to do my job.
BYUs English Department is chock full of educators with a passion for teaching and helping those in their classes see the importance of their studies. As with many liberal arts degrees, the soft skills taught do not correlate with dollars and cents the way a degree in the sciences might, but the skills I picked up along the way have been invaluable for my current career in marketing
Exceptional faculty. Smart people. The only problem is that the English program is very divided as I think many English programs are. There are the creative types who just like to read books and write and talk about them, and then there are sentence diagraming types who hope to become teachers. They don't get along too well. God forbid you are one type and end up in the other type's class. Yikes. This only happened to me a few times and I survived. It is fairly easy to tailor your experience to get what you want.
This program has wonderful faculty who are dedicated to helping students succeed. I have loved the classes and the ways that I have grown as an individual and as a professional. Not only have I learned technical aspects of teaching English, but I have also learned skill that have helped me become a better person.
I had a great experience at BYU. It is a campus that fosters a positive learning environment and really allowed me to grow and develop as an individual. More than just getting a degree, I made insights, relationships, and a way of analysis that will enrich my life for years to come.
BYU was where I really understood who I am. I felt academically challenged, but also supported by the professors. I love the atmosphere of that school and the balance it gives between social, academic, and spiritual experiences.
Beautiful campus with friendly students and staff. Contrary to what many may believe, the education was well-balanced in terms of conservative v. liberal viewpoints. Great "bang for your buck"
BYU is a fun atmosphere to get a great education. You can't beat the price, and the professors are very sharp and considerate.