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Bachelor of Arts in English
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.
This program is eligible for Title IV funds, but it is not subject to Gainful Employment regulations because it is a liberal arts program offered continuously since 2009.
How to afford your degree
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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.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Prior Learning Assessment
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Federal Financial Aid Plan
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How can I use my Military benefits?
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.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
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.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
A school for 21st century thinkers
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.
Small class sizes put the instructor’s focus on you
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.
Courses that align with today
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.
Program Student Learning outcomes
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.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this 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.
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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.
Courses that align with today
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.