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BA in English - Writing

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program gives students the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills that could prepare them for careers in fiction, non-fiction, or business/technical writing. Read on to find out more about this Regent University bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program at Regent University is designed for students with a strong background in English, writing, and communications. All Regent University applicants should hold a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program provides students with the opportunity to develop their written and oral communication skills. To strength and hone these skills, students are able to select from a variety of multicultural, literature, and writing courses, all of which are delivered through a Christ-centered focus. Students also have the chance to explore various modern topics in the field of writing such as animation writing, screenwriting, technical writing, poetry, and creative writing. The Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program culminates in a senior seminar, during which candidates for graduation will be able to complete a large-scale academic project that reflects the Christian aspects of literature study.

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 - Writing:

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program are required to take 24 credits in the English major, 6 credits selected from a list of literature electives, plus an additional 18 credits in writing. Courses are subject to change. Please contact Regent University for current course offerings and requirements.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of the Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Choose one of the following mathematics courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Discrete Math
  • Choose one of the following natural sciences courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • Origins of the Cosmos
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Choose one of the following U.S. history courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Choose one of the following economics courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Choose one of the following global studies courses:
    • 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 United States: Beginnings to the Civil War
  • Literature of the United States: Civil War through the 21st Century
  • British Literature: Middle Ages through the 18th Century
  • British Literature: 19th Century through the 21st Century
  • The Art of the Essay
  • Studies in World Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • English Senior Seminar

English Major Electives (6 credits)

  • Choose two of the following literature courses:
    • Introduction to the English Language
    • Milton and the Seventeenth Century
    • Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
    • British Romantics
    • Victorian Literature
    • 19th Century American Renaissance
    • American Realism and Naturalism
    • Literature of the American South
    • Modern American Poetry
    • Modern American Fiction
    • Middle English Literature
    • English Renaissance Literature
    • Advanced Independent Study

Writing Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Choose six of the following writing courses:
    • Writing for Animation
    • Narrative Concept and Development
    • Writing for Strategic Communication
    • Screenwriting
    • Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Business and Professional Writing
    • Personal and Professional Editing
    • Poetry Writing
    • Fiction Writing
    • Creative Nonfiction and Feature Writing

General Electives (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program, students may decide to pursue an advanced degree in writing or narrow the focus to a specific type of writing, such as business and technical or fiction writing. These master's degree could prepare graduates for additional careers options or to further their current writing career.

Further education options may include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Journalism

Career Paths:

Upon successful completion of this Regent University program, graduates could be ready to seek writing positions in business, education, hospitality, publishing, or human resources. They might seek positions where they write technical reports or business proposals, blogs, news articles, web pages, travelogues, marketing materials, and more.

Possible career options for a graduate of Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing program could include:

  • Journalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Fiction writer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Scriptwriter

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