Online Bachelor of Arts in English
Are you interested in gaining skills in writing, linguistics, analysis and research? Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in English may be the right fit for you. As a graduate with well-rounded knowledge and abilities, you’ll be prepared for career paths in creative or professional writing, marketing, communication and more.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What can you do with an English degree?
Oral and written communication skills are in demand by employers across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. This online English degree can help prepare you for careers in nearly any discipline, including journalism, education, public policy, social media and communication.
This program is an ideal choice for those looking to advance in their careers or enter a new field. Your coursework will emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving, as well as the value of multiple perspectives and experiences.
The skills you’ll gain as an English major
In this program, you’ll develop the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences, lead teams and solve complex problems. You’ll also explore perspectives on a variety of themes from environmental concerns and the rhetoric of crisis management to contemporary approaches for studying literature and digital narratives.
In your courses, you’ll build transferable competencies in areas such as:
Online English courses
You’ll take a set of core courses designed to build your writing, revising and editing skills, as well as knowledge of analysis and contextualization. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a variety of English electives, such as creative and business writing, environmental nonfiction, medieval literature and more. Courses may include:
ENG 211: Introduction to English Studies (HU)
ENG 305: Interpretive Theory (HU)
ENG 308: Form and History/Culture (HU)
ENG 309: Rhetoric for Writers (L)
ENG 327: English Studies Research
ENG 489: Scholarly Products
The jobs you could get with a bachelor’s degree in English
The broad skills and knowledge you’ll gain in this program support an array of career opportunities. You can pursue roles such as advertising copywriter, instructional designer, editor, publications researcher, social media manager, web content writer and more. Additional potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
The largest and most diverse college at ASU
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.