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2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023) 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (BA)

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The English Program provides students with a solid background in literary study, various forms of writing, and the study of English language and linguistics. Students receive a broad scope of knowledge in the survey classes and then a deep dive into particular subjects in other classes, preparing them for professional careers in a variety of fields such as publishing, editing, marketing, broadcasting, journalism, and professional writing, or graduate work in fields such as law, medicine, ministry, or mental health, especially when combined with a second major or minor pertinent to that field (for example, history, political science, business, biology, philosophy, psychology, etc.).

The degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in English requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, which must include all the following components:

  • the General Education Program
  • at least six (6) hours of one modern language
    • Note: modern language courses may be used to fulfill certain General Education requirements
  • program of electives or minor as worked out with the student’s advisor
  • Thirty-seven (37) credit hours of courses within the major program outlined below

A GPA of 2.5 is required.

Foundational Requirements

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