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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Dayton, OH, United States
If you have a love for literature, language, and writing, then English is for you. English majors develop expert skills as readers, writers, and critical thinkers, enabling them to contribute to conversations and shape debates about all kinds of texts and discourse, in both academic and real-world contexts.
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  • With a wide choice of courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and film, the English major allows flexibility to individualize your program of study.
  • Because most English courses are small, you will receive personal attention from professors who inspire and challenge. Our faculty members represent a diverse range of interests and expertise, and they bring the passion and wisdom of their scholarly accomplishments into the classroom. As teachers and advisers, they are devoted to helping you grow and succeed.
  • As an English major, you’ll be required to demonstrate proficiency in Standard Written English by successfully completing one or more first-year composition courses. And in order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course, or participating in an approved education abroad experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • ENG 200Writing Seminar II3
  • ENG 200HWriting Seminar II
  • ASI 120The Development of Western Culture in a Global Context
  • ENG 220Foundations of Textual Analysis & Research
  • ENG 386Genre in Writing
  • Survey of Later British Literature
  • Survey of Early American Lit
  • Survey of Later American Lit
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's Worlds
  • Chaucer
  • Milton
  • ENG 280Introduction to Creative Writing3
  • ENG 389Introduction to Poetics and Narrative Theory3
  • Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • Advanced Writing of Drama
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Undergraduate International AdmissionInternational students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:
  • Application, including the essay. International students may complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • TOEFL score (or equivalent).
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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