Programs in English emphasize the study of American, British and world literatures, and the study and practice of writing, including creative, business, and mass media writing. The bachelor of arts degree and the minor prepare students in critical reading, thinking and writing. The bachelor of science degree prepares and certifies students to teach high school English Minnesota. The field of emphasis in writing, available to all students, offers specializations in creative, business, science, and mass media writing. The master of arts degree offers advanced study in literature and writing. The master of science degree, which usually requires an undergraduate teaching degree, offers advanced professional study in English.