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If you’re looking for a discipline that can provide the groundwork for you to move into many different arenas, the Bachelor of Arts in English could be what you’re looking for. When you earn this degree, you develop the critical-thinking, information utilization and communication skills that are required in many different working environments. Learn how BA degrees from the College of Humanities and Sciences can help you gain skills that can springboard you into certificates, advanced degree programs and more.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a language requirement and primary major in English is designed to provide students with substantive academic content in a liberal arts discipline of their choice. The program prepares students for teaching opportunities in elementary and secondary education after completion of additional methodology courses required for teacher certification in all states. The degree also provides an academic foundation for students interested in pursuing further graduate education necessary for postsecondary teaching positions in liberal arts at most colleges and universities. Focused studies are designed to provide an interdisciplinary component that will increase the student's breadth of learning. The program will provide workers in business and government, as well as education, with learning that promotes critical thinking, information utilization, collaboration, communication, and analytical skills essential to effective and efficient work productivity. The Bachelor of Arts in English introduces students to literature, rhetoric, grammar and composition as a disciplined course of study. Students will gain a multifaceted understanding of the major literary genres, authors, and forms; and proficiency in the English language through their course of study. Using English language as a context, students develop skills in research, critical thinking & analysis, and communication.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
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Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
As a student in the College of Humanities, you’ll be required to examine and analyze many disciplines from a wide range of perspectives. These deep examinations help expand critical and creative thinking skills, improve the ability to organize data and help you to develop other aptitudes that can fit within many different work environments.
The average class size in our Communications courses is 12, our English classes have about 14 students. This allows the instructor the opportunity to focus on you. If you have a question, need additional instruction or want to run an idea past your instructor, our small class sizes work to your advantage.
The College of Humanities curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements. The coursework is updated in response to student assessment results and feedback from faculty to keep the course content relevant and aligned to today’s world.
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Arts in English program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.