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Bachelor of Arts
English

English
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Hone crucial skills in research and writing with an English degree from UMGC Europe.

Like other liberal arts majors, a major in English at UMGC offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further graduate study. In-demand skills in research and writing that have a wide application in the job market are also honed. If you are intrigued by the study of language and literature, the English major may be right for you.

This program is also available as a minor.


About the English Bachelor's Degree

In the English major, you’ll study literature and writing, improving your cultural literacy and your ability to recognize and appreciate great works of literature. By following a critical approach to the study of literature, you’ll learn to articulate ideas with clarity, conduct original research, and convey complex information in logical, accessible language.

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 240)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 303)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 386)
    or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 310)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 311)
    or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 312)
    or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 430)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 433)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 441)
    or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 495)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in English requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

A degree with a major in English requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

Research and Computer Literacy Courses


  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M) or 
    (3 Credits, PACE 111C) or other PACE 111 course (to be taken in first 6 credits)

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150) or 
    (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) or other general education elective

  • (3 Credits, CMST 301) or another computing course appropriate to the academic major

Communications Courses


  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or 
    (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 391) or other advanced upper-level writing course

Math Course


  • (3 Credits, MATH 105) or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses


  • (3 Credits, HIST 142) or 
    (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 204) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or 
    (3 Credits, PSYC 100) or other behavioral and social science course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and 
    (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory courses

  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or 
    (3 Credits, BIOL 160) or other science lecture course

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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