English (BA)

The BA degree program in English is offered completely online. This broad undergraduate program prepares students for an ever-expanding variety of careers or for continuing their studies in graduate and professional programs. Students supplement a core focused on critical reading and writing with courses chosen from literature, linguistics, creative and nonfiction writing, to develop a customized program of study.

Degree Offered

English (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Online

Major Map

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Degree programs in English and film and media studies prepare students for a variety of careers in diverse fields. Employers seek workers with strong writing and communication skills and the ability to think critically. Some of the most common professions for English majors are in these fields:

  • business
  • editing
  • journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • nonprofit organizations
  • professional and technical writing
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • Web content development

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Editors-5.3%$54,890
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.4%$60,160
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers2.3%$58,850
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors7.1%$49,590
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Interpreters and Translators 28.7%$43,590

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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