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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Arts in English Degree

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4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Jan 27, 2021

Be the creative difference. Immerse yourself in a world of literature, composition and rhetoric with an English degree. You’ll prepare for creative opportunities in professional settings, such as public relations or technical or freelance writing.

You'll learn how to:

  • Understand written texts and apply rhetorical concepts in a variety of diverse communication situations

  • Analyze literature and critically read written communication

  • Author expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive pieces of writing

  • Apply collaborative skills in analysis and composition in order to collectively create a well-written product

  • Research authors, historical contexts and theoretical frameworks to deepen comprehension of written works

  • Evaluate literary and rhetorical works for quality and purpose

  • Contextualize major literary genres, authors, and forms

  • Think critically, analyze, collaborate, and communicate effectively

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule classes for our online Bachelor of Arts in English program.

What you'll learn

When you earn your English Degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Applying learned  principles in rhetorical strategies of exposition, persuasion, narration, and descriptive writing.
  • Understanding  texts and rhetorical concepts relevant to a variety of communication situations and contingencies.
  • Analyzing and collaborating in the creation of a written product.
  • Comparing literature across forms, genres, and schools, and identifying essential elements used by authors in written works.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in English?

A BA in English can prepare you to become a:

  • Creative writer
  • Technical writer
8 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for technical writers is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

69

Editors

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

Have questions about how to enroll in the online English degree program or any other program? Fill out the request for information form – and we’ll get you in touch with an enrollment representative.

Effective communication is paramount in today’s workforce. You’re ready to take on your future – and we’re behind you. Together, we rise.

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.