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Bachelor of Arts in English

This degree focuses on advancing your writing ability.

  • Practice writing professionally in various fields, including advertising, law, and business
  • Work as a creative writer, freelance writer, technical writer, or journalist
  • Work as an English teacher at a public school, private school, or university

While earning your Bachelor of Arts in English, you can expect to take courses including Introduction to Literature and Criticism, Poetry, Shakespeare, and Creative Writing. 


The four year plans of study for the English are different for students beginning in even and odd years. View the plans of study below:

Even Year Plan of Study Odd Year Plan of Study

Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements


46–48 total credit hours including:

  • ENGL 2003 Introduction to Literature and Criticism
  • ENGL 3013 American Literature 1: Enlightenment – Realism
  • ENGL 3023 Creative Writing or
    • ENGL 3083 Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 3033 American Literature 2: Modernism – Present
  • ENGL 3053 Poetry
  • ENGL 3063 World Literature 1: Ancient World – Renaissance
  • ENGL 3073 History and Structures of Language
  • ENGL 4013 British Literature 1: Medieval – Enlightenment
  • ENGL 4053 British Literature 2: Romanticism – Present
  • ENGL 4063 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 4701
  • English Senior Seminar
  • ENGL Electives
  • 9 credit hours (must be 2000 or above)
  • Foreign Language—6–8 credit hours of any one foreign language, college-level

The requirements above are specific requirements for this major. You must also fulfill general education requirements and general bachelor’s (or associate or associate of science in health science) degree requirements. Please refer to the Newman University Catalogs for details. After admission to Newman University, your Newman advisor can help explain program and university requirements.