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.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
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.
Will my English degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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 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
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:
Apply to earn your degree in English
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).
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