Online Bachelor of Arts in English

English degrees benefit students like you because of the curriculum’s broad focus. Our English program covers a range of skills like writing, linguistics, analysis and research. Prepare for a career in creative fiction or nonfiction writing, teaching and education, marketing and communications and more with your degree in English.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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A bachelor’s degree in English gives you the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of diverse topics. English as an academic pursuit covers everything from reading and analyzing texts to academic and professional writing. You can also develop strong, effective oral and written communication abilities and learn to work in teams.

Why major in English?

 

When you major in English, you’ll delve into a curriculum focused on building a strong intellectual foundation in the humanities. The program’s rigorous coursework imparts valuable critical reading and writing skills through analysis of literature and language, rhetoric and writing, and film and media studies.

This online English degree is designed to let you choose specific areas of focus. This helps you target the areas of English that are most relevant to your professional plans and goals. English degrees are a dependable first step toward many career paths and options like graduate school, law school and other objectives. You can expect to develop some important cross-disciplinary abilities by completing the bachelor’s degree in English. These include the ability to analyze, interpret, contextualize and express complex ideas for specific audiences. The degree also enhances leadership and problem-solving skills.

What can English majors expect after graduation?

 

Graduating with a degree in English means you’ll have a strong grasp in writing, speaking, communication methods and critical thinking. These skills make English students competitive in diverse job markets, from teaching and education to marketing, business, communication and more.

English courses and curriculum

The English degree courses will build your general writing, revising and editing abilities, along with knowledge of analysis and contextualization. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a variety of English electives, such as creative writing, business writing, environmental nonfiction, medieval literature and more.


ENG 200: Critical Reading and Writing About Literature (L or HU)


What can I do with an English degree?

Graduates from Arizona State University use their degree in English to become award-winning poets, TV executives, faith leaders, public servants and education leaders. Our graduates have published their own books and worked with FOX television, chambers of commerce, the Salvation Army and the U.S. House of Representatives – to name a few. English degree graduates have career opportunities including but not limited to:

College/University Professor


Growth: 9.4 %
Salary: $64,480

Copy Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Education Professor


Growth: 10.3 %
Salary: $64,020

English Professor


Growth: 9.8 %
Salary: $64,910

Freelance Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

GED Instructor


Growth: -5.1 %
Salary: $52,100

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Technical Writer


Growth: 11.0 %
Salary: $70,930

Study with experts in the field of English

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Study with experts in the field of English

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Apply to earn your degree in English

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You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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