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BA in English

The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts in English program is designed to integrate a general education with more focused training in language usage and literary studies. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in English program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Arts

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts in English program should have graduated from high school or earned a GED. They may enjoy reading and have an interest in teaching, proofreading, writing, or editing.

Program Description:

The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts in English program is designed to provide students with a liberal arts foundation while sharpening their analytical abilities. Through general education, electives, and focused study, students have the chance to develop oral and written communication skills. Within the English specialization, students study topics in British, American, and ethnic literature, as well as technical writing, poetry, and linguistics. The program is also intended to build individual productivity and teamwork proficiency.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:


Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The major course outline details 42 credits. Students must take additional general education and elective courses to meet the 120-credit minimum requirement (124 credits for Kansas students) to earn a degree.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in English:

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

  • GEN 200: Foundations for General Education and Professional Success
  • ENG 125: Literature in Society
  • ENG 106: Survey of Literary Masterpieces
  • ENG 155: Mythology in Literature and Life
  • ENG 157: Multicultural Literature
  • ENG 215: Effective Academic Writing
  • COMM 251: Rhetoric and Critical Thinking
  • 1 course (3 credits) selected from the following:
    • ENG 135: Essentials of Contemporary Communication
    • ENG 221: Technical Writing Fundamentals
    • ENG 290: Children's Literature in a Pluralistic Society
    • HUM 150: Introduction to Film Studies
  • ENG 301: American Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 306: Poetry and Society
  • ENG 340: Creative Writing
  • ENG 380: Applied Linguistics
  • ENG 491: American Literature to 1860
  • ENG 493: English Literature to 1800
  • 1 course (3 credits) selected from the following:
    • COMM 301: Proposal Writing
    • ENG 302: 20th Century American Literature
    • ENG 304: Shakespeare
    • ENG 308: American Autobiography
    • ENG 492: American Literature since 1860
    • ENG 494: English Literature since 1800
    • ENG 495: Advanced Creative Writing
    • ENG 496: African American Literature

Furthering Your Education:

University of Phoenix English program graduates could decide to work toward an advanced degree after graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in English program. Depending on the master's degree sought, individuals could be able to study teaching methods or advanced topics in many other areas of study. Earning a master's degree may qualify individuals for a wider variety of employment options or additional workplace responsibilities.

Examples of master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Information Systems

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