Affordable English Degrees

Scroll down to see the most affordable English degrees in 2016, as well as info on the different types of English degrees and English program accreditation.

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English graduates tend to be greatly mocked and largely unappreciated. But if you look hard enough, you’ll find them everywhere – penning novels, editing books, creating advertising campaigns, marketing products, running PR departments, drafting technical reports, analyzing public policy, running non-profit organizations, instructing K-12 children, and teaching English as a second language. Thanks to their critical analysis and research skills, they find work in all kinds of places – including educational websites.

If you’re intent on becoming an English major, check out our quick guide to affordable English programs. From degree choices (BFA vs. BA) to sample coursework (TESOL vs. K-12 teaching vs. literature) to career opportunities, we cover everything you need to know about the field, including what to look for in online programs. For aspiring teachers, we’ve also included a section on important teaching certifications and licenses.

Types of English Degrees

Associate’s Degree in English

An associate’s degree in English is a 2-year undergraduate program that gives students a foundation in communications, English literature, writing, and critical analysis. This degree is offered by a wide variety of community colleges and universities. A GED or high school diploma is required to apply.

Graduates of associate programs often decide to earn a bachelor’s degree. If you are thinking about this option, make sure your associate course credits will be transferable to the BA program of your choice.

Degree Options

Almost all English degrees are offered as an Associate of Arts (AA). This is an interdisciplinary program that mixes general education requirements with courses in English language and literature.

Sample Coursework

Although you are majoring in English, most universities and colleges will still expect you to complete general education/liberal arts requirements (e.g. social science, math, etc.) as part of your degree. In your English courses, you may cover subjects such as:

  • Rhetoric
  • Writing
  • Critical analysis
  • World literature
  • American literature

However, each degree is unique. For example, an AA in journalism or technical writing might include courses in digital communication, editing, and publication software. Check the syllabus for details.

Career Opportunities

Competition for publishing and writing jobs is fierce, and English graduates with an AA degree may find it difficult to get a job. Try to fit in as much work experience as you can during your degree to improve your prospects after graduation. Entry-level options include:

  • Sales associate
  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • Office administrator

Bachelor’s Degree in English

A bachelor’s degree in English is a 4-year undergraduate program that provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of English language and literature. Specialist degrees in journalism, linguistics, TESOL, and teacher education are also available. A GED or high school diploma is required to apply.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English: A general liberal arts degree that typically allows students to major in an area of particular interest (e.g. medieval British literature, African American literature, technical communication, etc.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in English/Teacher Education: Targeted at students who are interested in teaching English to K-12 students and earning state licensure. Emphases may be available in English as a Second Language (ESL). A bachelor’s degree is the minimum academic degree requirement for teaching jobs.
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Intended to prepare graduates to become certified as TESOL/TEFL instructors and teach English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing: A skills-focused degree designed for students who are interested in becoming professional writers (e.g. copywriters, poets, authors, freelance writers, web writers, etc.).

To widen their job prospects, some students choose to pursue a double major (e.g. English & business) or use English as a minor instead of a major.

Sample Coursework

BA in English Literature

The first two years of a BA in English tend to be a mix of liberal arts/general education (e.g. math, science, etc.) and fundamental coursework in language and literature (e.g. critical analysis, world literature, modern fiction, etc.). Once schools are happy that you have a strong skills base, they’ll allow you to concentrate more on electives (e.g. Shakespearean drama, linguistics, etc.).

BFA in Creative Writing

BFA students spend a great deal of time practicing their skills. For example, creative writing majors may be asked to write short stories, poems, and plays. Media and technical writing majors may be crafting business reports and web content.

BA or BS in English Education/TESOL

Degrees in education are intended to prepare you for teaching. In addition to classes in English language and literature, you’ll often be taking courses in curriculum development, assessment methods, intercultural studies, and educational theories. Look for programs that give you plenty of practice time in the classroom. They should also clearly state that they will prepare you for state licensure or TESOL certification.

Career Opportunities

There are countless jokes about unemployed English graduates. If you’re passionate about English and don’t wish to pursue a double major, try to amass as much work experience as you can while you are completing your degree. This will put you in strong position when you hit the job market after graduation. Here are some careers to explore:

Creative
  • Author
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Poet

Take it from one who knows – it can be extremely difficult to make your living solely on creative writing. Most writers need to supplement their income with other jobs.

Publishing
  • Editor
  • Publishing assistant
  • Literary agent
Business
  • Journalist
  • Advertising executive
  • Business administrator
  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • PR specialist/assistant
  • Corporate blogger
  • Market research analyst/researcher
  • Sales associate
  • Social media manager
  • Brand strategist/manager
  • Grant/proposal writer
  • Corporate communications manager/director
  • Marketer
  • Advertising creative
  • Event planner
Education
  • K-12 teacher
  • ESL educator

If you wish to become a teacher, you will need to think about licensure and certification.

Government
  • Policy analyst
  • Lobbyist

Instead of going straight into the workforce, some English graduates also use the bachelor’s degree as a basis for graduate work in English or a professional degree in law.

Master’s Degree in English

A master’s degree in English is a 1-3 year graduate program that allows students to focus on advanced study and research. Many entrants who pursue this degree are working professionals who wish to advance their careers (e.g. teachers interested in earning a master’s degree in ESL, aspiring authors pursuing an MFA in creative writing, etc.) or academics intent on a PhD. Entrants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in English or a closely related field.

Degree Options

  • Master of Arts (MA) in English Language & Literature: Often earned by students interested in research and academic study.
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing: Tailored to authors, poets, and non-fiction writers. Some students find that an MFA also gives them valuable contacts within the publishing world. For more info on playwriting MFAs, see our article on Affordable Drama/Theater Degrees. For details on screenwriting MFAs, check out Affordable Film Degrees.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Master of Education (ME) in English/MA in English Education: Typically aimed at teachers and administrators at the K-12, university, and community college level who wish to improve their job opportunities or become state licensed/certified.
  • Master of Arts (MA) in TESOL: Targeted towards ESL teachers who might enjoy teaching at language centers and community colleges, but want to be eligible for salary bumps or better positions in K-12 schools, universities, and colleges.

Sample Coursework

Although coursework varies widely between degrees, most master’s programs will require you to take advanced academic courses in your field (e.g. literature, technical writing, creative writing, TESOL, etc.). You’ll also be able to conduct your own research and focus on an area of concentration or track (e.g. teaching ESL in K-12 settings). In general:

  • MA programs in English literature often include courses in critical theory & practice, research, literature, and rhetoric.
  • MFA programs in creative writing will feature hands-on courses where you will be required to write poems, short stories, and novels.
  • MA or MAT programs in English education will explore advanced subjects in pedagogy, literacy, and teaching. Some of your time will be spent in a classroom practicing your work. There are also master’s programs that are purely focused on helping you obtain K-12 state licensure/certification. (See our article on K-12 Teaching for more info.)
  • MA programs in TESOL will cover areas such as linguistics, pedagogy, language assessment, curriculum design, computer assisted language learning, etc. Like any master’s program in education, the degree includes teaching practicums and internships. You may also be able to focus on a track such as K-12 licensure or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

As part of your master’s degree, you will usually be expected to write a thesis or complete a capstone project.

Career Opportunities

A master’s degree can set you up for higher level positions in your field (e.g. education administration, publishing, etc.), prepare you for a PhD, or help you concentrate on area of particular interest in your career (e.g. creative writing). Graduates with a master’s degree are usually eligible to teach at community colleges.

But you don’t need an MFA or MA to become a writer. For that, you need talent, luck, and a fall-back career in case things don’t work out. Consider your budget and your goals carefully before you make the decision to go to graduate school.

Doctoral Degree in English

A doctorate in English is an advanced graduate degree that takes 3-7 years to complete. Since it is intended for aspiring university professors and high-level administrators, it is heavily focused on research. Unless you enroll in a combined master’s/PhD program, a master’s degree in English or a related field is required to apply.

Degree Options

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): A research-focused degree aimed at students who wish to become researchers or university professors.
  • Doctor of Education (EdD): An education-focused degree designed for students who have earned a master’s degree in English education or TESOL, literacy, early childhood education, etc.

Sample Coursework

In the first few years of a doctorate, students are expected to complete advanced graduate courses in the area of their specialization. For example;

  • PhD candidates may be exploring areas such as genre studies, literary criticism, textual analysis, advanced rhetoric, etc.
  • EdD candidates may focus on areas such as pedagogical theory, curriculum development, assessment methods, etc.

In the last few years, students have more freedom to focus on original research, exploring a topic of literature, language, or education. This work must be written up in a dissertation. As preparation for their future careers, doctoral students also often teach undergraduates during this time.

Career Opportunities

PhD graduates tend to become academics and faculty (e.g. tenured professors) at universities and colleges. They may also work as publishers, researchers, and high-level administrators. EdD graduates often occupy leadership positions in K-12 schools (e.g. district curriculum supervisor) or become education professors at teaching-focused universities and colleges.

Certificate in English or TESOL

A certificate in English (e.g. technical writing, professional/web writing, etc.) is an academic, non-degree program that focuses on specific skill sets. It usually takes less than a year to complete. Certificates are widely available from universities and colleges, and online offerings continue to grow in popularity.

Certificate Options

  • Undergraduate Certificate in English: Roughly the equivalent of a minor, this can be used to supplement an existing BA or earn credits for an undergraduate degree.
  • Graduate Certificate in English: Intended for working professionals who wish to acquire certain skills for their career, improve their job opportunities, and/or earn credits for a master’s degree.

If you are thinking about using a certificate to earn course credits for a degree, first make sure that your credits will be transferable to the degree program of your choice. Some schools are very picky about transferring credits.

TESOL Graduate Certificate

Many regionally accredited colleges and universities now offer graduate certificates in ESL or TESOL. In addition to participating in student teaching/classroom practicums, you’ll be studying areas such as cultural understanding, TESOL techniques, ESL reading and writing, etc.

Graduate certificates can help:

  1. Qualify you for TESOL and TEFL jobs across the world
  2. Earn an ESL/ELL endorsement on your state teaching license

Check the curriculum carefully. If you’re thinking of teaching overseas, you should be satisfied that employers will recognize the qualification. If you’re seeking endorsement, first make sure that your certificate program is recognized by the state. For more advice on becoming an ESL teacher, see our section on TESOL/TEFL certification.

Important Accreditations

Regional Accreditation

As a general rule, your college or university should have regional accreditation. This is a “seal of approval” granted to institutions (e.g. non-profit and public colleges and universities) by one of six regional accrediting bodies (e.g. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

You can learn more about the difference between regional accreditation and national accreditation in Accreditation: Understanding the Difference Between Real Schools and Diploma Mills.

Benefits of Regional Accreditation

Attending a regionally accredited school will make it easier for you to:

  • Transfer credits (many regionally accredited colleges and universities will not accept credits from nationally accredited schools)
  • Apply for student loans, tuition reimbursement, scholarships and funding opportunities
  • Qualify for graduate schools
  • Look good in the eyes of headhunters and recruiters

Regional accreditation only applies to a college or university. There is no specific accreditation for English degrees in language and literature, but if you’re thinking about earning an education degree, check out our section on CAEP (NCATE + TEAC) accreditation in our article on K-12 Education degrees.

Licensure & Certification

State Licensure for Teaching

If you’re thinking about becoming a K-12 teacher in a public school, you will need to complete a teacher certification program or a teacher education degree and earn a state teaching license. For more about your options, including information on alternative teacher certification programs, check out our article on K-12 Teaching.

ESL/ELL Endorsement for K-12 Teaching

Once you have your initial state license, you may wish to consider earning an endorsement on your license to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) or to teach English as a Second Language (ESL).

To earn this endorsement, you will probably be required to complete extra education in TESOL. For example:

  • A master’s degree in TESOL
  • An add-on graduate certificate/endorsement program in TESOL
  • An TESOL endorsement program included in a graduate degree

To earn an endorsement on your teaching license, your TESOL program must be approved by your state. Please check with your State Department of Education for precise details on endorsement requirements.

TESOL/TEFL Certifications

The baseline requirement for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English, linguistics, or a related field. If you don’t hold a degree in TESOL, your employers will probably want to see that you have earned a TESOL certificate. Although there is no official certifying organization for ESL teachers, this certificate is the standard qualification for entry-level jobs.

TESOL Certificate

The 120-hour TESOL certificate is offered by a huge variety of institutions, in both online and on-campus forms. Unless you already have teaching experience, you should probably opt for an on-campus program. This will give you the chance to practice your work in real classrooms with real students. However, you may be able to find hybrid TESOL certificates that combine online courses with practicums in your area.

Take some time to research your options. A strong TESOL certificate program will give you plenty of opportunities to practice your teaching skills. For extra reassurance, see if the program is offered by regionally accredited college or university. If you’re interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to adult learners, the most respected certificate is Cambridge University’s Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

Job Advice

Once you have your TESOL certificate in hand, it’s time for the job hunt. Generally speaking:

  • ESL jobs in East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, etc.) will accept applicants with a few months of volunteer teaching experience
  • ESL jobs in Europe or the Middle East may require professional teaching experience (this can vary from country to country)
  • ESL jobs in the U.S. may expect professional teaching experience and possibly state licensure/endorsement (this will depend on the position and place of work)

One of the best way for aspiring teachers to gain experience is to volunteer as a classroom teacher or tutor. Opportunities to teach immigrants and ESL learners can be found in:

  • ESL centers
  • Libraries
  • Colleges
  • Churches
  • Community organizations

For more information on education and career options, have a look at the TESOL International Organization website.

School Rankings

1

New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University's English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English and an undergraduate English minor. The B.A. in English is available in four concentrations: journalism, literature, creative writing and teaching certification. Students in all four concentrations are required to complete a course that introduces them to the study of literature and a capstone seminar. Students in the English Department can also participate in extracurricular activities like the Annual Student Research Symposium, the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, the student journal of creative writing PATHs and the literary journal Explorations. Additionally, English students are eligible for awards like the Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize and the Kathy Potter Memorial Award.

CAG Score 97.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,136 Students

2

University of California-Irvine

The School of Humanities at UC Irvine offers Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Literary Journalism degrees. There is also an emphasis in creative writing available. UC Irvine offers an MA in English Literature during the summer months that is designed for teachers seeking an advanced degree in the field. Classes for this program follow the secondary school calendars as closely as possible, typically beginning in late June and ending before Labor Day. There is a Master of Fine Arts in English degree available, as well as a PhD program with emphases in critical theory, feminist studies, Asian American studies, visual studies, and rhetoric. Undergraduate English majors can apply for the Hester A. Laddey Memorial Scholarship ($3,000).

CAG Score 97.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

30,051 Students

3

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in English as well as in Comparative Literature. The BA in Comparative Literature program offers two tracks of study - the International Studies in Literature track and the Global Film and Literature track. Students can opt to have a Creative Writing Minor. English majors can apply for the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which provides a full four-year scholarship for a beginning undergraduate with exceptional writing talent and promise. Junior and senior English majors (with a minor in Creative Writing) can apply for the Wanda Chapell Scholarship and the Angela B. Collins Scholarship.

CAG Score 97.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

29,135 Students

4

CUNY Queens College

The English Department at Queens College grants a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, and in conjunction with the Secondary Education Department, Master of Science in Education in English. Undergrad English majors must earn 46 English credits beyond basic composition classes. They are required to take two critical reading and writing courses, four literary research method courses, seven electives, and a senior seminar. The M.A. requires 30 credits and allows candidates to specialize in British, American and other Anglopone literatures. Students in the M.F.A. program may earn a degree in poetry, prose, playwriting, or literary translation. Departmental scholarships include the Betty Zolot Scholarship in creative writing.

CAG Score 97.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

19,310 Students

5

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Through its Department of English, Baruch College offers an undergraduate major and minor in English. The English major requires 30 credits of major/specialization courses that focus on literature, creative writing, and language and society. English minors must enroll in two upper-level English courses and one capstone course. In addition, the Department hosts the Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, which allows outstanding undergraduates to enroll in writing workshops taught by notable visiting professors. The Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions also offers an undergraduate major in journalism and creative writing, which includes a core journalism curriculum, as well as specialization electives in different writing genres. English majors at Baruch College are eligible for the The Donald J. Loff Scholarship for Excellence in English.

CAG Score 97.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

18,090 Students

6

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English at the University of Minnesota in Duluth can choose one of two tracks offered - literary studies, or literature, language, and culture. Students can earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) degree that is offered by the Department of Education in conjunction with the Departments of English, Communication, Linguistics, and Writing Studies. The BAA program is a requirement for students seeking teacher licensure as Minnesota Communication Arts/Literature teachers for grades 5 through 12. The Department of English has a Master of Arts (MA) in English with four areas of emphasis: Literary Studies; Literature, Language, and Culture; Publishing & Print Culture; and, Writing Studies.

CAG Score 96.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,093 Students

7

Amherst College

Amherst College's Department of English offers an undergraduate major in English that allows students to develop their knowledge of literature, film, culture and creative writing. English majors are required to complete ten major courses, including courses at the 100-level (writing-attentive and writing-intensive courses), 200-level (method, genre, medium, period and discourse courses), 300-level (electives related to literature, film, and cultural studies and creative writing) and 400-level (junior and senior seminars). English majors must select an area of concentration, which requires the completion of at least three interrelated English courses. English majors also have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Tutorial, which results in the creation of a thesis and consideration for admission into the departmental honors program.

CAG Score 96.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,792 Students

8

Texas A & M University-College Station

TAMU's Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program with three tracks: Literature, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing. There is also a Professional Writing Certificate available. English majors can apply to a number of departmental scholarship programs including the following: Lou and C.C. Burton '42 Scholarship ($5,000 to $15,000), Natalou T. and Kenneth P. Pipes Scholarship ($2,000 to $10,000), Stewart & Anna Morgan Scholarship ($1,000 to $3,000), and the Carroll Laverty Memorial Scholarship in English ($1,500 to $2,000). On the graduate level, the department offers Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. All PhD candidates receive support though assistantships and tuition assistance; there are a limited number of assistantships available to MA students.

CAG Score 96.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

61,642 Students

9

CUNY York College

English majors at York College can earn a Bachelor of Arts in English, English with Childhood Education, or Journalism. The B.A. in English requires students to earn 39 credits in the discipline and choose an area of emphasis: Writing, Rhetoric, and Language; or Literature. The B.A. in English Childhood Education requires students to earn 79 credits in the major, including both English and education coursework, and to perform two segments of student teaching. Students in the Journalism program must earn 39 to 42 credits and chose a concentration: News Writing and Reporting; Broadcast Journalism; or Book and Magazine Publishing. The Steven Weitzner Journalism Scholarship ($1,250) is presented to one outstanding journalism major each year.

CAG Score 96.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,493 Students

10

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program offered by the Department of English at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities program gives admitted students the chance to participate in study abroad programs and several undergraduate conference opportunities. The department offers several scholarships for English majors as well, including the Jessie M. Comstock Scholarship and the Donald V. Hawkins Scholarship. Both programs award $2,000 each to continuing English majors with excellent academic performance. Awards of $1,000 are given the Joan C. Forester Scholarship and the Beverly Atkinson Scholarship for Outstanding Non-Traditional English Majors. The department offers the following graduate programs: Master of Arts (MA) in English, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English.

CAG Score 96.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

51,147 Students

11

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary College of Maryland's Department of English offers a 48-credit English major and a 22-credit English minor for undergraduate students. The English major has a curriculum that requires 12 credits of historical approaches to literature coursework, eight credits of writing and methodology courses, an additional 400-level course and an eight-credit capstone experience. The capstone experience requirement can be fulfilled through a St. Mary's Project in English or two 300 or 400-level English courses. The minor requires two core courses and four elective courses. English students also have the opportunity to study abroad, complete internships or participate in extracurricular activities like the Voices Reading Program, the student newspaper or the literary magazine Avatar.

CAG Score 96.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,721 Students

12

Texas Woman's University

The English, Speech, & Foreign Languages at Texas Woman's University offers a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English. The B.A. in English has two different tracks: the Writing & Rhetoric Track and a Literature Track. Students may join Omega Rho Alpha, the English honors society open to freshman and sophomores, as well as Sigma Tau Delta, another international English honor society. Students may qualify for scholarships like the Dr. Helen Benjamin Scholarship, the Helen Bass Dailey Endowed Scholarship, the Edith and Edgar Deen Scholarship, the Lavon B. Fulwiler Endowed Scholarship, and the Dr. Leslie R. Kreps Endowed Scholarship, among others.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

15,071 Students

13

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

English majors at John Jay College may earn a Bachelor of Arts in English and can add an optional concentration in Literature and the Law to their studies. Undergrads may also enroll in English classes to earn a minor in English, journalism, or writing. The English Department oversees the college student newspaper and three journals of creative writing, giving English majors a variety of outlets for publication. To earn the degree, English majors must earn 36 English credits, including three credits in critical skills classes, 12 credits in classes covering historical perspectives in literature, three credits in critical methods, three credits in literature and the law, 12 credits in electives, and three credits in a senior seminar.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

15,045 Students

14

Rutgers University

The Department of English at Rutgers University offers an undergraduate major and minor in English and an English Ph.D. program. The undergraduate English major consists of 36 major credits, including two courses in literary study and four courses in various historical periods, such as the medieval period, the renaissance period, the restoration period, the nineteenth-century and the twentieth-century and later. The Ph.D. in English requires 42 credits of coursework, a qualifying examination, a dissertation and its defense. The English Department also offers an undergraduate certificate in creative writing that can be completed in 16 credits. Students in the Department have opportunities to study abroad, complete internships, participate in the honors program and compete for various departmental scholarships and awards.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

6,321 Students

15

Wayne State College

The School of Arts and Humanities at Wayne State College offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English where students are allowed to focus on writing or literature or a combination of both. The department also offers an undergraduate endorsement in English as a Second Language, which is designed to supplement a secondary or elementary endorsement. This is an interdisciplinary program of study with students taking courses from the Communication, Education, and English departments, plus a year of foreign language study. Students can also participate in a number of educational opportunities such as study abroad options and the Neihardt Seminar, which is a summer course taught by a visiting writer or scholar who is prominent in their field.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

3,470 Students

16

University of Florida

The Department of English at the University of Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English. An Asian American Studies (AAS) Certificate program is also available. The AAS certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program focusing on Asian American racial politics, gender issues, and culture. Academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate female students can apply for the O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards ($3,000). The department's Norton Scholar's Prize is given for the best undergraduate essay on an aspect of American literature ($2,500). Students with demonstrable financial need can apply for the Lipsky Award, which is a $200 one-time book grant.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

49,459 Students

17

California State University-Long Beach

The College of Liberal Arts at CSULB offers a Bachelor of Arts in English program with options in creative writing, literature, rhetoric and composition, and English education. A Special Emphasis option is available for students who wish to pursue a particular interest not covered by any of the options offered. Master of Arts in English and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degrees are also available. Students who plan to teach English to middle and high school students after graduation should take the Single Subject Credential Program (English). English majors can submit up to five poems to be considered for the William T. Shadden Memorial Awards ($2,000). The Elizabeth E. Nielsen Scholarship considers students with excellent academic performance and demonstrable need.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,809 Students

18

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program at UWA's Department of English can choose either Language and Literature or Creative Writing as their main focus of study. The department offers educational enrichment options such as study abroad programs, undergraduate research opportunities, and an English Honors program. English majors are considered for a number of scholarships with award amounts ranging from $150 to full tuition. The department offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program as well as a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English Literature and Language. There are two MA programs for teachers - English Literature and Language and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

44,784 Students

19

Buffalo State SUNY

Students interested in English can earn a degree in literature or in English education at Buffalo State College. The Bachelor of Arts in English is a 42-credit program that focuses on strong writing skills and a liberal arts education. The Master of Arts in English is a 30-credit program that allows students to study a concentration area in depth. All master's candidates take classes in research and literary criticism. Buffalo State has three programs in English education. The Bachelor of Science is for undergraduates who want certification to teach English. The Master of Science in Education is an advanced program for professional teachers. Students with an undergraduate degree in English can qualify to teach through the English Education Certification program.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,083 Students

20

CUNY Hunter College

Students majoring in English at Hunter College can choose from one of five concentrations: Literatures, language, and criticism; creative writing; preparation for secondary school teaching; English language arts; or linguistics and rhetoric. Each undergraduate program requires students to complete at least 39 credits in English to earn their bachelor's degree. Graduate students may seek a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing or pursue a Master of Arts in English for Adolescence Education or an M.A. in Literature, Language, and Theory. The Adolescence Education program is for students who are not already certified to teach English, and requires candidates to take 15 credits in English classes and 22 to 24 credits from the School of Education.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,112 Students

21

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College grants both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English as well as a Master of Fine Arts. At the undergraduate level, students choose either a standard English concentration or a History and Literature concentration. To earn the B.A., students complete 39 to 42 credits in English classes, including five courses selected from periods of study ranging from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism. The master's program requires students to complete 33 credits, including three courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The two-year M.F.A. program allows candidates to specialize in fiction, poetry or playwriting. Departmental scholarships include the Barbara Norville Scholarship in English (amount varies), given to an outstanding freshman English major.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

17,390 Students

22

Berea College

Berea College offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with concentrations in literature and writing, as well as an undergraduate minor in English. Both concentrations require two core courses in literature and creative writing, a capstone seminar and the completion of a portfolio. Students in the literature concentration are also required to complete five additional literature courses, one language course and an English elective, while students in the writing concentration are required to complete three additional writing courses, one language course, two literature courses and one English elective. English students enrolled in the literature concentration have the option to earn secondary teaching certification by double majoring in teaching and curriculum.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,621 Students

23

University of California-Los Angeles

The English Department at UCLA offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in American literature and culture and in English. A concentration in creative writing is available within the English major. The department also offers a minor in English and a minor in literature and the environment. For students interested in graduate studies, the department offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English. Students can earn a Master of Arts degree en route to the PhD, but it is not offered as a terminal degree. Doctoral students receive full funding once accepted to the program. A number of scholarships and awards (with varying amounts) are available to undergraduates, including the Ruth Brill Scholarship Award and the Harold Dee Fox Memorial Scholarship.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

41,845 Students

24

University of Houston-Downtown

The English Department at the University of Houston-Downtown offers several degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition, and a Master of Science in Technical Communication. The Bachelor of Arts in English offers four different concentrations: creative writing, literary studies, English education, and film studies. Students in the English program will take courses in British literature, World literature, and US literature as well as writing courses and linguistics courses. A B.A. in English prepares students for many different positions: writer, editor, journalist, reporter, digital communications, social media management, public relations, human resources, sales, marketing, and more.

CAG Score 96.4

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

14,439 Students

25

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Students working on a Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Old Westbury choose a specialization: multicultural U.S./British literature or world literature. All English majors complete a capstone experience that includes a senior seminar in research and writing, followed by a semester-long seminar in which students write their thesis. Master's candidates can receive a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Science in Adolescence Education: English Language Arts. Outstanding English students can join the campus chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. The English Department publishes a creative writing journal, Harmonia, and students are invited to make submissions. The department also hosts an annual literary conference where students present research and writing projects.

CAG Score 96.4

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

4,504 Students

26

CUNY City College

The English Department faculty at City College of New York includes award-winning novelists, memoir writers, and poets as well as scholars in literary theory, criticism and history. Undergrads seeking a Bachelor of Arts in English can concentrate in Literature, Secondary English Education, or Creative Writing. Graduate programs include a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Arts in Literature, M.A. in Language and Literacy, and a joint M.A. in English and American Studies. The department sponsors many readings and guest lectures and is home to two literary magazines. Students studying English literature and a classical language may be eligible for the Isaacs Scholarship, which provides up to $20,000 and qualifies recipients for the English Honors program.

CAG Score 96.4

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

15,579 Students

27

Appalachian State University

The Department of English at Appalachian State University offers several degree options for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate options include a BA in English and a BS in English Education. The BA is offered in four concentrations: creative writing, film studies, literary studies and professional writing. Students who choose the creative writing concentration take coursework in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and screenwriting, while literary studies students focus on British, American and world literatures. Graduate students can earn an MA in English or an MA in English Education with a concentration in college teaching. The English Department offers many scholarships to its students, including the English Department Scholarship and the Ella Thompson Hobbs Endowed Scholarship for English Majors.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

18,026 Students

28

Iowa State University

Iowa State University's Department of English offers several degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students can choose from majors in English, linguistics, speech communication and technical communication. Graduate students can choose from an MA in English with specializations in literature and literature and the teaching of reading, an MA in Rhetoric, Composition and Professional Communication, an MA in Teaching ESL/Applied Linguistics, an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment, a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Scholarships available to students in ISU's English Department include the $2,000 Herta David Scholarship in English and the $1,000 Aubrey E. Galyon Scholarship.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

34,435 Students

29

Dominican University

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree offered at Dominican University has three areas of concentration: literature, writing, and English education. Students are required to complete at least 15 hours in their chosen field of concentration. In order to graduate, all English majors must pass a departmental English exam given in their senior year. The department also offers an accelerated BA/MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) program. English majors in their senior year of study can take up to six semester hours of coursework in the university's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, which may be applied to both the BA and MLIS degrees. This reduces the time it would typically take to complete the MLIS program.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

3,498 Students

30

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Undergraduate students at Brigham Young University-Idaho can major in English or English education through the Department of English. The BA in English offers concentrations in literary studies, professional writing and creative writing. The BA in English Education prepares students to teach literature and composition in grades 6-12. Students interested in earning a master's degree can also participate in the five year BA/MA program BYUI offers in conjunction with Idaho State University. Additionally, English students can participate in student organizations such as the English Academic Society (EAS), which hosts a pre-professional conference, monthly lectures and workshops and trips to undergraduate conferences.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,624 Students

31

The University of Texas at El Paso

The Department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso offers a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, a Master of Arts in Literature, a Master of Arts in Teaching English, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric. English majors may qualify for the G. Douglas Meyers Endowed Scholarship, the Dr. Mimi R. Gladstein Endowed Scholarship, the Lanward Foundation Scholarship, and others. Students may participate in organizations like Frontera Retorica (the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America), GradSEA (Graduate Student English Association), Sigma Tau Delta (English honor society), and STC (the student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication).

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,079 Students

32

Texas A & M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University Commerce offers a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master's degree in English, and a Ph.D. in English. The B.A. in English is a versatile degree that can offer a lot to many different types of students with varied career goals. Students interested in creative writing will have a number of opportunities, including working on The Mayo Review, a student-run literary journal. Scholarships specifically for English majors include the Paul Wells Barrus Undergraduate Scholarship, the Mary Rivers Bowman Graduate Scholarship, and the Charles and Ernestine S. Linck Undergraduate Scholarship.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

12,111 Students

33

Presbyterian College

The English department at Presbyterian College offers a bachelor's degree in English, an English major with a concentration in creative writing, an English major with a minor in secondary education to teach high school English, and minors in English, creative writing, film studies, media studies, and women's and gender studies. Students who graduate with an English degree are able to pursue a number of options after college: graduate school, professional school (law school, business school, and divinity school), positions in advertising, positions in marketing, technical writing, and many more. For students focusing on creative writing, there are many opportunities such as working on Figs and Thistles, the school's literary arts journal, and seeing visiting authors.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,460 Students

34

SUNY College at Oswego

SUNY Oswego offers undergraduate degrees in English and creative writing, and a Master of Arts in English that meets the needs of elementary and high school teachers, students who want to earn a Ph.D., and students interested in post-secondary teaching careers. Students in the Bachelor of Arts in English program take at least 36 major credits, including classes in text, context, and theories. Students in the B.A. in Creative Writing program take at least 39 major credits and can focus on screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or newswriting. Students in the Master of Arts in English program can choose from three tracks: teaching internship, independent study, or thesis. Outlets for student writers include the campus paper and creative writing journal.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,034 Students

35

Saint Cloud State University

Undergraduate students studying English in Saint Cloud State University's Department of English can earn a BA in English with concentrations in general English, literature, creative writing, linguistics, and rhetoric and writing. A BS in Communication Arts and Literature is also available, as is an MA in English, an MS in English, an MA in Teaching ESL and an MA in Rhetoric and Writing. English students can also participate in various student groups and activities, including the Creative Writing Club, the TESLA Club and the literary arts publication Kaleidoscope. English students are eligible for numerous scholarship opportunities through the Department, including the $500 Donna Gorrell English Scholarship for Creative Nonfiction Writers and the June Hiemenz Spychala Memorial Scholarship, which ranges between $300 and $1,000.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

16,076 Students

36

Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University's Department of Humanities offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and English Secondary Education. The B.A. in English teaches students about research, writing, literature, cultural studies, film and rhetoric through 63 major credits of coursework. The B.A. curriculum includes 24 credits core coursework; nine credits related to authors, genres, periods and movements; three credits of world literature coursework; six credits of modern language coursework; and six additional credits, in which students have the option to complete an internship. The B.A. in English Secondary Education has similar requirements to the B.A. in English, however it also teaches students how to relay what they learn to young adults in a secondary classroom setting.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

7,099 Students

37

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program offered by the Department of English at UMass Amherst can focus on areas such as ethnic American literature, Renaissance studies, and world literature in English. Students can apply for financial assistance from the following scholarships: General John J. & Evangeline W. Maginnis Scholarship, Cleo Zoukis Ploussios Memorial Scholarship. Mary McGarry Morris and Margaret C. Chiriaco Scholarship, and the Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship. The following graduate programs are offered: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, Master of Arts (MA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Graduate students can choose to specialize in one of three areas of concentration: American Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, and Early Modern and Renaissance Studies.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

28,635 Students

38

University of California-San Diego

The Bachelor of Arts in Literatures in English degree at UC San Diego is offered through the Division of Arts & Humanities. Students admitted to the program are required to take three courses in a secondary literature taught in a language other than English. A Doctor of Philosophy in Literature degree is also available. Students are admitted only to the PhD program. A Master of Arts in Literature may be earned en route to a PhD, but the MA in Literature is not offered as a terminal degree. English literature majors with demonstrable financial need can apply for the Gregory T. Bryan Scholarship. This two-year scholarship is open to upper division students and awards amounts of up to $2,000 per year.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

30,709 Students

39

University of North Texas

The Department of English at the University of North Texas offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and creative writing. English majors go on to pursue many different career paths and/or graduate studies. Many English graduates become teachers, lawyers, editors, writers, politicians, and publishers, among other things. English majors may qualify for such scholarships as the Ernest S. Clifton Memorial Scholarship, the Arthur Sampley Memorial Scholarship, the English Department Scholarship, the Mary E. Whitten Scholarship, and the Imogene Bentley Dickey Mohat Scholarship. Honors students may participate in the Honors College Capstone Thesis, a major creative or research project.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,486 Students

40

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Students accepted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program at SUNY Plattsburgh's English Department can choose from three available majors: Language Arts, Writing Arts, and Literature. Graduates of the BA in Language Arts program meet New York State subject area requirements for English 7-12 certification; the program is designed for students who want to teach English at the high school level. The Writing Arts program provides students with the foundations of creative writing (poetry and fiction) as well as technical writing (articles and reports). The BA program in Literature prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields such as law, college teaching, publishing and editing.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

5,968 Students

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

12,398 Students

42

Barnard College

English majors at Barnard College may choose to concentrate in American literature, creative writing, film, or theatre, or they may pursue a general English undergraduate degree. Depending upon concentration, English majors take a minimum of 10 or 11 classes in their major, typically including classes in critical writing, literature of specific periods, and senior seminars. Barnard students are eligible for several English Department prizes, including the Azinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing, the Brandt Playwriting Award, the Peter S. Prescott Prize for Prose Writing, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. The college hosts many readings by poets and writers each semester.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,573 Students

43

Alfred University

The Division of English at Alfred University offers an undergraduate major in English and minors in writing and literature. The English major requires 44 major credits, including coursework in British literature, American literature and the language of literary art. Both the writing minor and literature minor require 20 credits of coursework. The writing minor is designed for students with an interest in writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction or drama, while the literature minor is designed for students with a love for literature and an interest in pursuing careers in law, business or education.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,310 Students

44

University of Minnesota-Morris

The University of Minnesota in Morris offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program that is enhanced by extra-curricular educational experiences such as undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities. Students have a wide range of electives to choose from to complete the requirements for the degree, and also work with faculty to create programs of study that focus on their particular areas of interest such as medieval literature, creative writing, and multicultural literature. The English curriculum at the University of Minnesota in Morris is structured in such a way that graduates are ready to enter the workforce after graduation or continue further studies in the field or in a related area of study.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,899 Students

45

Michigan State University

Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in English through the Department of English. Degree options include a BA in English with concentrations in literary studies, creative writing and popular culture, a BA in English with secondary education teaching certification, an MA in English and a PhD in English. Additionally, the College of Arts and Letters offers a BA in Professional Writing, an MA in Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy, an MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing and a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing through the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures. The Department of English provides its students with scholarships ranging from $200 to $3,000, including the James D. Rust Scholarship (minimum $1,000) and the Dr. Ellen Brown Scholarship I (minimum $1,000).

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

50,081 Students

46

Marshall University

Students accepted to the Bachelor of Arts in English program at Marshall University can choose from the following areas of concentration: creative writing, literary studies, English education content, and generalist. The completion of a capstone project is required for the degree. Students enrolled in the English Education 5 - Adult program at the College of Education can qualify for a second major in English by completing their Teacher Specialization requirements. On the graduate level, Marshall University offers a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in English. At the current time, the MA program offers the following four areas of emphasis: literary studies, composition/rhetoric, creative writing, and TESOL/Linguistics. A minor in English is also available for Marshall students who are pursuing other majors.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

13,381 Students

47

Holy Family University

Students are able to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English at Holy Family University. Many graduates of this program become grant writers, editorial assistants, policy and procedure analysts, technical writers, advertising copywriters, and publications assistants. Holy Family encourages all English majors to pursue real-world experience through the nationally recognized internship and co-op program with companies like Philly Edge, WBCB 1490 AM Radio, New Jersey State Aquarium, and NBC 10 among others. English majors can look forward to taking British, American, and world literature courses as well as creative writing courses.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,658 Students

48

SUNY College at Brockport

The Bachelor of Arts in English program at SUNY Brockport has two areas of concentration - literature and creative writing. Students who have achieved at least a sophomore status can apply for the Brockport Oxford Scholars Program, which gives them the opportunity to study at Oxford University for at least one semester. Students accepted to the program craft their own plan of study together with the university's Oxford Scholar advisor. The following programs are available on the graduate level: MA in English - Literature Concentration, MA in English - Creative Writing Concentration, and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing. Qualified graduate students are considered for graduate assistantships, which provide a stipend of $6,000 per year and also grants a tuition waiver.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,106 Students

49

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University's Department of English and Modern Languages offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in English. Master of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees are also available in English. The B.A. in English requires 30 major credits, while the B.S. requires 36 major credits. The B.S. has a more professional focus than the B.A., with students completing a required course in writing for the professions and a professional portfolio. The B.S.Ed. degree can be completed in English or in comprehensive English, with both options preparing students to teach English at the high school or middle school level. The comprehensive English major, however, requires 55 credits of major coursework and no minor, while the traditional English major requires 39 major credits and a minor.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

6,720 Students

50

California State University-Stanislaus

Stanislaus State University offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program that gives students the option of pursuing a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The BA in English degree fulfills the subject matter competency requirement for students who plan to seek single subject teaching credential in English language arts. Stanislaus also offers a Master of Arts in English with three areas of concentration: literature (LIT), rhetoric and the teaching of writing (RTW), and TESOL. Concentrations in the MA program may be combined. Liberal Studies students have the option of choosing English as their field of concentration. Continuing full-time English majors with excellent academic performance can apply for the Doug Taylor Memorial Scholarship (variable amount).

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

9,045 Students

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