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Bachelor of Arts, English

Program description

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English prepares students for careers in many fields that require strong writing and research skills, clear thinking, and creativity. Within the BA-English program, students will explore literary texts from around the world and throughout history, develop their writing and reasoning abilities, and have the opportunity to dig deeper into their own interests in the fields of literature, language, and writing.

The BA degree requires a minor or second program of study in addition to the English major. Many English majors choose minors in Creative Writing or Journalism. Other English majors choose minors in different areas, such as Sociology, Business, Art, and Psychology, or design a personalized second program of study using classes from multiple areas.

What can you do with this degree?

An English degree teaches students to think critically, evaluate information, solve problems, and read and write clearly and effectively. These skills are prioritized in many professions. With this degree, the possibilities are limitless. Students could be grant writers, copy editors, publishers, project managers, business owners, researchers, and more. The BA degree also allows students to continue their education with post-baccalaureate work.

Degree requirements

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