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BA in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English program at Regent University aims to teach communication skills applicable to many different careers. Students can choose from several concentrations, including writing, history, and biblical studies. Read more on this BA program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in English program at Regent University should be interested in growing their communications skills and have strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Applicants to all bachelor's-level programs at Regent University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in English program at Regent University is designed to help students learn to communicate effectively for a variety of careers. Taught from a Christian perspective, the program content includes the foundations of literature, writing, and teaching. Students can also receive writing instruction for various types of professional composition, including proposals, reports, website content, and blogs. Students will have the opportunity to choose a concentration that best suits their interests and goals. These concentrations include government, history, writing, biblical studies, secondary English education, communication, and a self-designed version.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in English:

The Bachelor of Arts in English program at Regent University has e a slightly different curriculum depending on the concentration chosen. Students complete general education courses and core English major courses, English electives, and concentration courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (campus only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Shakespeare
  • Art and Culture
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • U.S. History I to 1877
    • U.S. History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

English Major Courses (24 credits)

  • Literature of the U.S.: Beginning - Civil War
  • Literature of the U.S.: Civil War - 21st Century
  • British Literature: Middle Ages - 18th Century
  • British Literature: 19th Century - 21st Century
  • The Art of the Essay
  • Studies in World Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • English Senior Seminar

English Elective Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following:
    • Introduction to the English Language
    • Milton & the 17th Century
    • Restoration & the 18th Century
    • British Romantics
    • Victorian Literature
    • 19th Century American Renaissance
    • American Realism and Naturalism
    • Literature of the American South
    • Modern American Poetry
    • Modern American Fiction
    • Medieval English Literature
    • English Renaissance Literature
    • Special Topics
    • Advanced Independent Study
    • Internship

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students select one of the following concentration areas:
    • Biblical Studies
    • Communication
    • Government
    • History (European)
    • History (U.S. History)
    • History (World)
    • Secondary English Education
    • Self-Designed
    • Writing

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students choose 23 credits of general elective courses from any discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Bachelor of Arts in English may be a useful foundational degree on which to build with further education. The acquisition of a graduate degree may result in more career responsibility and opportunity or allow students to further their studies in a specific area of communications, English, or even education. Possible program options include:

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Education

Career Paths:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in English intends to prepare graduates for careers in a wide range of fields, including teaching, media, business, or Christian ministry. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills related to effective communication, which has the potential to be highly relevant in almost any career.

Possible career options may include:

  • Journalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Teacher
  • Communications manager
  • Scriptwriter

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