Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The English Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students for opportunities in multiple professions including journalism, linguistics, technical writing, library science, business, and education. The degree also serves as preparation for graduate studies in English or law.
While pursuing an English bachelor’s degree in Minnesota, your academic advisor will work with you to choose elective courses that tailor their educational and vocational goals to your program. Students may choose a concentration in one of several areas, as well as earn a semester of coursework in study-abroad programs that apply to the English major.
English Major (B.A.) Courses
At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.
* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.
1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.
2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328 also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)
Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the English major.
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