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Bachelor of Arts in English

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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.  

What you'll learn

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.

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World class faculty provide a view into the working world

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.

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The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.