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BA in English

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in English online degree program is an in-depth and disciplined study of literature and writing. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in English here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English program are generally interested in Western literary tradition and writing. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in English program is designed for students who would like to learn about American and British literature and acquire solid writing skills in composition and creative writing. The curriculum integrates literary research and theory, linguistics, contemporary international writing in a cultural context, and a survey of various literary genres such as poetry, fiction, and drama. Courses include introductory composition, early and modern American and British literature, and studies of non-Western authors.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in English:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment

Major Course Requirements

  • ENG 341: Studies in Literary Genres (3 credits)
  • ENG 201: American Literature to 1865 (3 credits)
  • ENG 202 American Literature After 1865 (3 credits)
  • ENG 345: British Literature I (3 credits)
  • ENG 346: British Literature II (3 credits)
  • ENG 325: Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
  • ENG 321: Introductory Linguistics (3 credits)
  • ENG 317: International Voices (3 credits)
  • ENG 380: Literary Research (3 credits)
  • ENG 318: Creative Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 438: Literary Theory (3 credits)
  • ENG 497: English Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 38 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in English program who are interested in furthering their education have a number of master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to English, including journalism, teaching, copywriting, editorial work, or human resources.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Literature and Writing
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in English program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in any number of fields. English is a broad umbrella that represents numerous career options.

Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Corporate communications specialist
  • Freelance writer/journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Publications researcher
  • Educator

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/