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Bachelor of Arts

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

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Gain the skills you need to succeed in graduate study or in an in-demand career.

Earn an English degree from University of Maryland Global Campus and learn about literature while receiving a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or pursue graduate study. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, integrates theories with real-world applications and practical skills. Through this program, you will develop in-demand skills in research and writing that have a wide application in the job market.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 33
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 46
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 240)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 250)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 303)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 310)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 430)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 459)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 495)
  • Upper-level ENGL courses (12 credits): Focused study in American literature or British literature recommended
  • Degree Focus
  • Choose from one of these recommended groups of classes or mix and match to align with your career goals and interests.
  • American Literature Focus
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 363)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 364)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 433)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 441)
  • British Literature Focus
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 311)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 312)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 386)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406)

If you are pursuing a bachelor's degree from UMGC in computer science, English, history, social science, or general studies (with a minimum of a 30-credit specialization in social studies) or have taken other appropriate coursework (including biology and mathematics coursework), a vertical pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs allows you to reduce the total coursework for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) by up to 12 credits—three courses, including the noncredit introductory course Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMGC (0 Credits, UCSP 615). This accelerated program option allows you to take graduate-level coursework before you complete your undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for this accelerated option, you must have completed the courses listed below before being accepted to the MAT program.

Foundations of Teaching for Learning (6 Credits, EDTP 500) substitutes for
Foundations of Teaching for Learning (6 Credits, EDTP 600) 

Adolescent Development and Learning Needs (6 Credits, EDTP 535) substitutes for
Adolescent Development and Learning Needs (6 Credits, EDTP 635)

The 500-level courses listed above are the only courses eligible for the 12 articulated credits available through this vertical pathway. If completed with a grade of B or higher, the credits will apply to the MAT program. If successfully completed with a grade of C or lower, these credits apply toward the undergraduate degree only.

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Program Highlights

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

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