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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , OR,
The study of English has long been considered one of the best ways to obtain a liberal education. Courses are designed to develop students' critical capabilities, to deepen their understanding of diverse cultural issues, and to improve their abilities to analyze and produce complex texts. The department prepares its majors for careers in writing and teaching, as well as for a variety of professions in which high levels of literacy and critical thought are required.

About

Various concentrations in literature and writing allow students flexible ways to combine interests in the literary arts with personal and professional goals. Community-based learning courses encourage students to integrate their academic skills with experience in the metropolitan area. Indeed, the breadth of knowledge and the communication skills that English majors typically acquire make them attractive to many potential employers and prepare them for graduate work leading to professions such as law.

For those who wish to teach, the English Department prepares majors for graduate work leading to teaching certification or for entry into graduate master's or doctoral programs in English. PSU graduates in English have gone on to succeed in advanced degree programs at many major universities.

The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees in English as well as minors in English and Writing. We also offer an interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies through the Departments of English, Communications, and Theater Arts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • American Indian Literature
  • Jewish and Israeli Literature
  • African American Literature
  • American Literature and Culture
  • Topics in Literature, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Topics in Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
  • Women's Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • African Fiction

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants:

  • Go to Banweb, PSU's Online Application System. It will open in a new window. Simply close when you have completed your application to return to the Admissions site.
  • After creating a login, select Undergraduate - FRESHMAN as your student type from the drop down menu.
  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply. If you are eligible for the PSU fee deferral as an undergraduate, you will be able to choose this option for payment.
  • Submit official transcripts in the original sealed envelopes from all schools attended along with test scores (if applicable).

International Applicants:

  • Go to Banweb, PSU's online application system. It will open in a new window. Simply close when you have completed your application to return to the Admissions site.
  • After creating a login, select Intl Undergrad - FRESHMAN as your student type from the drop down menu.
  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply.
  • Submit transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Upload and submit admission application documents from schools outside the United States.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    171 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 171 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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