About Our Department, Mission Statement

About Our Department

The Department of English and Philosophy helps students explore the world of words and ideas while preparing for a variety of creative and dynamic careers. Students majoring in the department's programs can look forward to success in fields such as creative writing, technical writing, business, publishing, teaching, law, and journalism. Through their studies at Murray State, English and Philosophy majors gain the flexibility of a well-developed mind, a facility with the power of language, and the analytical skills employers want.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of English and Philosophy is to offer degree programs to educate students in literary and philosophical content knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills, thereby preparing them to become teachers, writers, and other professionals and to pursue further academic studies. This department helps Murray State University achieve its goals by offering three graduate programs, two graduate certificate programs, and five undergraduate programs in the core areas of arts and humanities.


Dr. Sue Sroda
Chair, English and Philosophy
7C Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341