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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
The English program at Lehigh University has emerged as a surprisingly versatile major for the 21st century because it teaches skills that are valued in today’s career environment, across a range of professions.
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Among the skills students learn are researching, collecting, and synthesizing information; making thoughtful claims and supporting them with arguments; writing clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences; seeing the big picture within a social, historical, and cross-cultural framework; understanding texts and interpreting complex documents; making judgments about questions of value and meaning; working with others on team-based projects; and giving constructive criticism and helpful feedback.

In addition to learning valuable skills, English majors at Lehigh University are encouraged to read deeply and write creatively.

What Can You Do with an English Degree?

Lehigh’s English majors work for companies like Weber Shandwick, Price Waterhouse Coopers, ZenithOptimedia, Teach for America, and everything in between. They’re journalists, lawyers, teachers, public relations and marketing professionals and often pursue graduate degrees in complementary disciplines to help define their career paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working with Texts
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • The Development of Theatre and Drama
  • Introduction to Writing Poetry
  • Introduction to Writing Fiction
  • Science Fiction and Ethical Reflection
  • Reality TV and Fantasy

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.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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